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Slieve Beagh

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery

Fieldnotes

There are ten red dots on Sheet 36 denoting this barrow cemetery. Three of them are beside the road with two on the road itself. The other five are in an arc aligned roughly south-west to north-east. To be honest I wasn't expecting to find much and I wasn't greatly disappointed. I did however locate the remains of about seven of the barrows. They're quite hard to make out and most of the mounds have been flattened, but a little scouring shows plenty of evidence of circular banks and interior fosses. The one mound that remains to any great height is the most northern one. It's about 2.5 metres high, roughly circular.
Slieve Breagh falls dramatically away to the north-west from this place and the views across Meath, Monaghan and Cavan and north into Armagh and beyond are spectacular. There are many peaks away on the distant horizon. A quite lonely and windswept place but worth the trip on this cloudy, windy and sunny Irish day.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
8th May 2007ce
Edited 9th May 2007ce

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