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Baurnadomeeny

Wedge Tomb

<b>Baurnadomeeny</b>Posted by CianMcLiamImage © Ken Williams/ShadowsandStone.com 2008
Also known as:
  • The Labba

Nearest Town:Cappamore (11km SSW)
OS Ref (IE):   R847600 / Sheets: 59, 66
Latitude:52° 41' 27.66" N
Longitude:   8° 13' 34.69" W

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Baurnadomeeny Standing Stone / Menhir
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Baurnadomeeny Cairn(s)

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I decided to head up here finally to to see if this monument is aligned to the Equinox sunrise (as predicted by Fourwinds).
It was a fabulous morning and myself and my Dad sat around on the crisp 22nd of September morn waiting for the sun to rise.
When it finally did, we made a few interesting observations. The first was that the sun does enter the right hand side of the chamber (looking in) lighting it up pretty well. However due to the number of gaps now in the exterior of the tomb any effect is really lost.
We decided it may be worth coming up here next equinox with some black plastic bags to try and darken it as much as possible.
The second interesting thing was the way the sun shone thru the back chamber. I was inside the main chamber snapping away when my Dad spotted it.
Im not sure it this the second chamber was open to the east originally but it looks like a pretty good fit for the equinox sunrise. It may be just a coincidence but if say the east end of the chamber was open but the rest closed off it would surely light the small chamber completely on the Equinox?
The stone itself seems to be lintel like. http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/1034/baurnadomeeny.html
Perhaps the main chamber is aligned to a different sunrise, I would be interested to know which way the sun rises on say Winter Solistice, is it further north or south than at the equinox?

Following a post on the forum, it seems like the summer solstice sunrise may have the best chance of entering the chamber.

Update
I headed up here on the 22nd of December and thankfully the sun was shining at sunrise. Amazingly enough there were 3 more people up here, so that made a welcome change. The sun seems to shine into the rear portico at right angles to the length of the tomb.
Two of the people that were there had been up there the previous Summer Solstice morning and confirmed that the sun does shine into the main chamber on this day over the foothill of the Mahurslieve. So that is definitely a time for further research.
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
26th September 2007ce
Edited 3rd January 2008ce

Folklore

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Taken from the Irish Folklore Commission 1937/1938 Tipperary Reel 4 pg 207:

The Labba was made up of 3 "apartments". One room was 15ft long and 5ft wide and 4ft high. The mound around was 20 yds in diameter.
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
27th November 2006ce

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Baurnadomeeny (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

If your driving down towards the longstone here at Baurnodomeeny look at the new bungalow to the left of it. U will clearly see the fence around "the Krall", it looks like it is in the garden of the house.
I parked a little after the bungalow at an old house and climbed in about one field.
The folklore states that this was once over 3m high which is a good size cairn. There also seems to be a small chamber as per the second picture so perhaps it is a kist or something like this.
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
18th December 2006ce

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18th December 2006ce

Baurnadomeeny (Cairn(s)) — Folklore

Taken from the Irish Folklore Commission 1937/1938 Tipperary Reel 4 pg 207:

The cairn about 400 yards away is called The Krall. It is about 7 feet high and about 30yards in diameter. The stones are similar to the ones in the Labba although they seem to have been brought from outside the area. The owner of the field would not let anyone take these stones.

A ring of stones can be viewed from the Krall in the townland of Reardnogymore. They were found when the bog was being cut away. The stones are standing on edge about 2 yards apart and the ring is 30 yards in diameter.

The North Tipp Inventory states that this stone-circle is no longer here.

At the other end of the Krall is an "old Quick or white-thorn bush and from this bush a path can be seen ran from that bush to the Maher-Clay moutain a distance of about an Irish mile"

This sounds like it links the Baurnadomeeny complex to the Mahurslieve. Its also interesting the direct quote is "Maher-clay Moutain".
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
27th November 2006ce
Edited 18th December 2006ce

Baurnadomeeny (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Folklore

Taken from the Irish Folklore Commission 1937/1938 Tipperary Reel 4 pg 207:

The longstone according to this was originally part of a pair. It relates to the Diarmuid and Grainne story. Diarmuid carried this one on his back (The longstone) and Grainne carried a smaller one. Which is now gone.
Seemingly there is the print of a chain at the bottom of the remaining longstone. This was where Diarmuid used a chain to strap it on his back while carrying it.
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
27th November 2006ce

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