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Court Tomb

<b>Carrowleagh</b>Posted by bogmanImage © Charles Coughlan
Nearest Town:Inishcrone (12km NW)
OS Ref (IE):   G364210 / Sheet: 24
Latitude:54° 8' 2.47" N
Longitude:   8° 58' 23.19" W

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This is an amazing and exceptionally rare example of a near complete court tomb, just one roofstone appears to be missing. The court and cairn are still underneath the bog, the top of the cairn reaches just a little higher than the uncut surrounding bog. One of the most important features of this particular site is the untouched corbelled walls and roofing which shows how the many court tombs with only low walls remaining would originally have been built up into substantial chambers.
To find this site you need either a GPS unit or guidance from a local.
CianMcLiam Posted by CianMcLiam
20th April 2009ce
Edited 20th April 2009ce