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Wedge Tomb

<b>Knockane</b>Posted by NucleusImage © Uwe Häberle 05/2009
Nearest Town:Cookstown (10km ENE)
OS Ref (IE):   W329645 / Sheet: 86
Latitude:51° 49' 44" N
Longitude:   8° 58' 24.32" W

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In her book 'Irish Megalithic Tombs' (published by Shire Archaeology), Elizabeth Shee Twohig lists Knockane as a site to visit for County Cork. The site lies southeast of Teerelton and northeast of Cappeen near a farm to the north. Park your car at the farm and ask there for permisson. As you walk from the farm, pass a field and turn right into the undergrowth where the access road bends to the left and watch out for a trail that leads west. Follow this path for about 75m over a small terrace, around bushes and brambles and make sure, that you always have the little wood on your right.

Within a stone's throw of each other you'll find two heavily overgrown and moss-covered, but still neat little wedge tombs. Both tombs consists just of a single slab that rests on the side walls, thus building a small gallery. More details are really hard to detect, because the vegatation nearly have smothered entirely both tombs.

So if you want to make further analysis, bring a lawn or hedge trimmer with you ;-).

Visited May 2009
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
10th July 2009ce
Edited 13th July 2009ce