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Doohatty Glebe

Court Tomb

OS Ref (GB):   H185311 / Sheet: 26
Latitude:52° 50' 47.06" N
Longitude:   4° 41' 43.71" W

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Twice now I've gone in search of this tomb, twice defeated. The walk along the Ulster Way, under the gaze of the magnificent Benaughlin, is only a small consolation for the disappointment of not finding the sepulchre.

The tomb was excavated in 1882 by Wakeman and when the modern forestry was being planted was given enough room in its own little clearing. Alas, for us, this has now been overgrown completely, to an extent where even the more adventurous and determined are left completely defeated. The area in which the tomb lies has been left unmanaged for so long that when the forestry workers do make a move on it, the tomb is in danger of being completely destroyed. Shame.

Edit: [After some more research I think I may have been looking in the wrong place. Twice. Oops.]
ryaner Posted by ryaner
7th September 2019ce
Edited 7th September 2019ce