Portal Tomb

The portal tomb at Ahaglaslin is situated in the most precarious position high on a ledge on a steep rock face almost hidden in thick gorse. You can see the tomb sticking out of the gorse in the image above. This is about as close as I got from the N71 - do not attempt to visit the megalith from here. Access is through a farm to the east of the tomb. It is even suggested in some literature that this may be a wedge tomb since it has double walling and is tapered in shape. I will definitely get a closer look on my next trip to Cork - I was a bit short of time on this visit.

Situated: On the south side of the N71 two kilometres east of Ross Carberry, from Ross Carberry drive passed the tomb and take the next right turn, access is through the first farm on your right down this road. Please ask for permission.

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Discovery Map 89: W 306 363. Last visit September 2006.

Longitude: 9° 0' 4.22" W

Latitude: 51° 34' 30.49" N

Photos: Jim Dempsey

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