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Chambered Tomb


A nice evening stroll through Killykeen Forest Park, from the northern approach via Killashandra. This is that rare monument in the republic - marked on the map of the amenity and now in its own fenced enclosure. The forestry will be re-planted but there is a sufficient gap surrounding it to allow it to breathe a little.
5 minutes up the track from the parking space are the de-nuded remains of a co. Cavan dual court tomb. There is still much of the cairn/mound material lying strewn about and both tombs retain much of their structural stones. The gap between the backstones of the tombs is quite large, maybe 8 metres, the courts of both similarly diminutive. The stones are all of the same conglomerate that is found in the locality.
I'm beginning to think that I'm better off going to these places on my own, as most people that I go with are only momentarily interested and I don't get enough time to drink in the atmosphere. My companion here was bored within 5 minutes, so my visit was curtailed.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
27th April 2013ce

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You have my sympathies. I'm sure lots of people on TMA would agree. And although it's rather fluffy, it's because there's more to being at these sites than what goes in the lens of your eye. You can't get comfy and settle into being there, or exercise your imagination, or Think Stuff when you're worrying that other people are getting bored. But then, going to places on your own gets a bit crap too. But at least you can stay as long as you want :) Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
27th April 2013ce
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