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Slieve Gullion - North Cairn

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<b>Slieve Gullion - North Cairn</b>Posted by ryanerImage © ryaner
OS Ref (GB):   J021212 / Sheet: 29
Latitude:54° 7' 46.61" N
Longitude:   6° 26' 16.63" W

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Excavated in 1961 and found to be almost intact. "The cairn has a maximum height of 10 ft. and a diameter of 50 ft., but there was no kerb: instead, slabs of rock had been wedged into natural crevices around the periphery to prevent the slip of cairn material." Two cists were found, one empty and the other "with the cremated remains of one adult and the sherds of a tripartite bowl-shaped food vessel. This seems to have been a secondary burial."
Estyn Evans: Prehistoric and Early Christian Ireland. Batsford, 1966
ryaner Posted by ryaner
28th September 2007ce