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Court Tomb

<b>Letter</b>Posted by greywetherImage © greywether
Nearest Town:Millford (8km N)
OS Ref (IE):   C165197 / Sheet: 6
Latitude:55° 1' 27.87" N
Longitude:   7° 44' 31.13" W

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Double court tombs are my favourite Irish megaliths and this splendid example sits at around 130m OD with wide views in all directions.

The NE court is the better preserved right down to the kerbing edging the cairn.

The SW end would be close enough to the symmetrical other half were it not for a half dozen or so stones at the extreme end (where the court would be) which resemble the remains of another gallery. The enigma only adds to the interest.

Easy access. Off a narrow road but there is room to park one car. Follow the track up to and beyond the ruined house.

Visited 31 May 2004
greywether Posted by greywether
6th June 2004ce
Edited 9th June 2004ce

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bogman Posted by bogman
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