Wedge Tomb

This fabulous little wedge tomb is situated just off the Skelligs Ring, a scenic route around the most westerly point of the Iveragh Peninsula. The monument is about 5 metres in length and 1.5 metres wide. The chamber is approximately 3 metres in length and is covered with a large single roof slab. There is a small portico or ante-chamber at the SW end of the tomb.

The ante-chamber is made from three stones either side. The largest stones at the SW are 1.5 metres tall and the stones decrease in height toward the chamber. This is a beautiful location with fine views of Ballinskelligs Bay. On our visit the field was quite boggy, boots are recommended.

The West Entrance

Looking South East

Situated: From Ballinskelligs head south on the R566. Turn right onto the Skellig Ring After 2.5 kilometres you will see the tomb in a field to your left. Take the next left.

Discovery Map 83: V 4051 6599. Last visit Sept 2012.

Longitude: 10° 18' 49" W

Latitude: 51° 49' 25" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey and Deb Snelson.

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