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Wedge Tomb


Not far away from the more popular Altar tomb, this wedge tomb is nearly unknown, although it is pretty similar and also worth a stop. It lies hidden in a small clearance, which looks like the landowner trims and cuts the grass and weeds on it regularly.

Only one roofstone is left, which is supported by a modern square rest in the rear.

This was my second attempt to find the site, as the OS map location and the above GPS coordinates are wrong. The correct values are:

N51 31 13.8 W9 38 55.0

The tomb is located in the garden behind the restaurant, which is located on the left side before the road junction in Toormore (R591/R592) , when driving from Altar. Unfortunately nobody opened the door the last time I tried to visit the site back in 2008 and the 'Private' sign caused me to stop my search. So I left without having achieved anything.

But there is an alternate route to the tomb, which seems to provide a public access, as I saw no prohibition signs, when I finally found the site on my second attempt 2009.

Opposite of the road junction, there is a wooden fence and a kind of driveway. On the right side is a pedestrian way to the cove. Turn left, when you reach the cove and you should see a footpath, that goes upwards. Follow this path as it leads you straight to the site.

Visited May 2009
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
25th June 2009ce
Edited 29th June 2009ce

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