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<b>Shalwy</b>Posted by bogmanImage © Charles Coughlan
Nearest Town:Carrick (7km WNW)
OS Ref (IE):   G646750 / Sheet: 10
Latitude:54° 37' 18.72" N
Longitude:   8° 32' 53.13" W

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The magnificent court tomb of Shalwy lies just a couple of hundred yards up the valley from its companion site Croaghbeg, dense vegetation ensuring it remains hidden from all but the most inquisitive - not to mention well informed - passer-by....

It is arguably an even more impressive example of the type, being sited upon a small knoll and possessing an additional 'triangular' lintel stone and better defined court. The vibe and sense of place are just as exquisite, the build quality just as good as its near neighbour. These tombs were made to last, you could say. They've certainly stood the test of time.

Note, however, that an approach from Croaghbeg, although short, involves negotiating several barbed-wire fences and very rough, soggy ground. In fact, in retrospect, I would suggest that returning to the road from Croaghbeg and then approaching Shalwy direct would be a less arduous undertaking.

Despite initial appearances from the road above, these two court tombs do not grant personal audiences lightly. Hey, but isn't that always the way with classy ladies?
14th March 2010ce
Edited 15th March 2010ce