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Lugmore Cist


This is not the most accessible site I've been to. I won't go into the details of how I eventually got here but I can say that all my efforts were very worthwhile.
I was completely taken aback by the size of the monument. The photos I've seen of it elsewhere don't show its scale. I guess I hadn't really thought about the fact that this is a grave and that the cist would need to be big enough at least to hold an adult human body. The turned over capstone is 2 meteres long on its flat side.
This site is marked as a barrow on the OS maps. On it's marked as a cist with a barrow right beside it. I believe that the barrow and this cist are one and the same. There are remains of the mound still surviving.
I loved the views from up here across the Dublin plain. Once again Howth is prominent over to the north-east.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
1st March 2009ce

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