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Wedge Tomb

<b>Tibradden</b>Posted by ryanerImage © ryaner
Nearest Town:Tallaght (6km WNW)
OS Ref (IE):   O137233 / Sheet: 50
Latitude:53° 14' 52.45" N
Longitude:   6° 17' 47.2" W

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I've scouted around this area before and always given up due to access issues. We're just in the foothills of the mountains here, so there's maybe a bit more paranoia so close to the city when it comes to strangers traipsing across private land.

I realised from the map that the 'tomb' is actually fairly close to some forestry and there's a car park in there not 400 metres from the site, so having given up on the Tibradden Lane eastern approach, I flew around to the Tibradden wood car-park.

About 200 metres south, in from the car-park you can walk though the thinned forestry and head north-west to the remains. The field here has been extensively quarried for gravel. I'm not sure that what I found is the tomb. It's listed as 'Megalithic tomb - Unclassified' on and there are no more details. The only other online mention that I can find is the photo on the link that I posted. I've given this a wedge tomb classification given that Kilakee and Kilmashogue are close by, but I'm not confident that it's correct.

What does remain is overgrown and wrecked. There are some dressed stones and the most visible stones look like a capstone and a sidestone, part of some sort of chamber, though the capstone looks more like one from a portal tomb than a wedge tomb.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
10th February 2017ce
Edited 10th February 2017ce


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Megalithics Monuments of Ireland

One photo of this wrecked monument.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
10th February 2017ce