Boulder Burial

The fourth tomb we visited on our mini tour was a boulder burial, A massive glacial erratic has been raised up and held in position with chocking stones and a burial chamber carved out of the limestone. Jim Nolan discovered ring marks on a small boulder on the way to this tomb and after further investigation discovered another small boulder with some peck marks and also that the boulder tomb also had ring marks. It has now been discovered that there are many examples of rock art in this vicinity, some of these examples were at first were thought to be natural, but with the marks on the giants leap wedge tomb and also the nearby rock art at Reyfad this may no longer be the case.

Situated: In the Burren prehistoric complex About 5 kilometres south of Blacklion on the Cavan Way. After you enter the Forest, this tomb is approximately 600 metres down the trail on the eastern side, follow the sign marked boulder burial and look out for the small boulder with ring marks, best seen in the low evening sun.

Google Map.

Discovery Map 26: H 0755 3529. Last visit April 2007.

Longitude: 7° 53' 3" W

Latitude: 54° 15' 59" N

Photos: Jim Dempsey.

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