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Wedge Tomb

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Nearest Town:Corrofin (7km SSE)
OS Ref (IE):   R274958 / Sheet: 51
Latitude:53° 0' 28.93" N
Longitude:   9° 4' 54.09" W

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This is a fantastic example of a Burren type wedge tomb, it also has quite easy access from the nearby road.

You cross a number of small ruinous field walls but the last of these is in fact the remainder of a ring fort according to the small booklet 'A Burren Journey', available locally.

To the south east of the tomb, just a few yards, is what looks like a small cairn about the same size as those found at Beaghmore, to the south west, adjoining the ruined ring walls, is a circular room or hut foundation with a hearth.

The tomb itself is quite roomy with rubble scattered on the floor, there is some kind of entrance arrangement with some large stones which once formed a facade with a possible entrance fromt he side of the court, alá West Kennet Longbarrow in its present state.

Got some beautiful flashes of glorious sunshine through the heavy clouds here today but the strong winds blew over my tripod with two flash units on, breaking both :(
CianMcLiam Posted by CianMcLiam
5th August 2007ce


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Limerick Museum Online Catalogue

Postcard of Wedge Tomb
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
6th December 2007ce
Edited 6th December 2007ce