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Megalithic Cemetery

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Nearest Town:Bundoran (4km ENE)
OS Ref (IE):   G775579 / Sheet: 16
Latitude:54° 28' 8.33" N
Longitude:   8° 20' 49.42" W

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There are 5 megalithic tombs marked on OS sheet 16 in this part of north county Leitrim, all within a distance of 300 metres of each other, so I believe this merits the megalithic cemetery tag. I don't have the Leitrim Inventory so I'm guessing on 2 of the tombs, one I couldn't get close to, the other having very scant remains. By my estimation there are 3 wedges and 2 courts.
(It's worth mentioning that a local archaeologist told me that there may be more tombs in the vicinity and that I could see other tomb-like structures from a distance but didn't brave the bullocks in the fields)
Tomb 1 is the best preserved, a Burren-esque wedge tomb. Tomb 2 is what I believe to be a very ruined and overgrown court tomb. 3 is a collapsed Burren-esque wedge, 4 a reasonably preserved court (I couldn't get close but its gallery seems to be extant) and 5 a very ruined wedge.
I didn't stick around very long as the usual unfriendly Beware of the Bull(shit) sign was up.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
2nd August 2011ce