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Aghnafarcan Court Tomb
Annagleve Court Tomb
Aughnagurgan Passage Grave
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Carnroe Chambered Tomb
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Corgreagh Chambered Tomb
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Corlealackagh Court Tomb
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Cornamucklagh South Court Tomb
Croaghan Court Tomb
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Drumguilliew Lower Court Tomb
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Drumirril Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
Drummond Otra Crannog
Fincarn Cairn(s)
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Lackafin Chambered Tomb
Lagan Court Tomb
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Lattonfasky Cairn(s)
Legmare Court Tomb
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Lennan Portal Tomb
Lisanisk Crannog
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Lisnadarragh Chambered Tomb
Lough Fea Crannog
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Miskish More Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
Monalty Lough Crannog
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Mullyash Kerbed Cairn
Rahans Lough Crannog
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Rausker Wedge Tomb

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Carnroe (Chambered Tomb) — Folklore

A big giant long ago threw a large stone from Carn Roe outside Scotshouse to Shontamon Mountain in the County Cavan. The giant was about nine feet high and had two heads. He was afterwards buried under a big stone on Carnroe because Carn was the highest hill in the district. There is some mark on the stone which can still be seen.
From Jack Donohoe, Scotshouse.

There are many versions of this story in the neighbourhood. Some say the giant threw a stone from Sliabh Glah in Cavan to Carnroe, whilst others say it was from Cuilcagh Mountain he threw the stone. All are agreed that the giant was buried in the old "Giant's Grave" on Carnroe.

There is a "giants grave" on my father's farm in the townland of Carnroe. There are three stones, two standing upwards and one across. One of the stones is about four feet long and the others about three feet long. On one of the stones the letter "J" was cut, but it is not to be seen now. It is at the head of a field beside the road. - Edmund Burke.
From the 1930s collection of schools folklore, now being digitised at DĂș The information via the Historic Environment Viewer map says: "Located on a W-facing slope of Carn Hill. Three stones, representing two sides of chamber are situated on the E side of a N-S field bank and drain at the edge of wood. Two other stones on the W side of the field bank c. 10m further S could also be part of it at the edge of a disused trackway to W of Cairn Hill wood. The remains are insufficient to allow a closer classification."
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
13th October 2018ce

Aghnafarcan (Court Tomb) — Folklore

In the folk tradition it is the burial place of a Scandinavian giant called Manowar, who came here to kill Fin McCool. Fearing the foreign visitor, Fin had himself disguised as a baby by his wife and bit Manowar on the finger when the latter attempted to tease him. As this was just the baby Manowar became afraid and attempted to leave but dropped dead mysteriously afterwards.
(Flanagan 1933; IFC, Schools MSS, (931)
ryaner Posted by ryaner
4th August 2018ce

Rausker (Wedge Tomb) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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12th June 2018ce

Lennan (Portal Tomb) — Images

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11th June 2018ce
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