Court Tomb

There are a large number of megalithic tombs in this area immediately north of Cliffony. The best of these is the fine court tomb at Creevykeel. Sadly very little remains of the court tomb here at Bunduff. The only thing we can see today is a roofless gallery about five metres in length. The tomb sits on the southern side of a small hill, from the top of which there are splendid views of Mullaghmore. Just west of here near Bunduff strand is a standing stone, an unclassified tomb and a small cist. I will try to get images of these on my next visit.

The image below was taken from the west end looking into the gallery towards a pair of jamb stones at the east end. A plan of the tomb drawn in 1887 by Wood-Martin showed the jamb stones with three orthostats representing the sides. There was also a backstone present but this is now missing. A loose stone which was situated between the matching jamb stones is still present.

Situated: From the main crossroads at Cliffony head north on the N15. Drive 1 kilometre and go through the next crossroads. Take the second left turn and turn right at the T-Junction. The tomb is approximately 1 kilometre along here, situated between two houses on your left.

Google Map

Discovery Map 16: G 7310 5640. Last visit Sept 2010.

Longitude: 8° 24' 53 " W

Latitude: 54° 27' 19 " N

Photos: Jim Dempsey

The two matching jamb stones

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