Wedge Tombs

The Burren is an area in the Northern half of County Clare, the name translates as 'Rocky Place' which is an accurate description as the region is covered with limestone karst. The Burren is one of the richest areas in Ireland for wedge tombs and stone forts. There are around 70 megalithic tombs and almost 500 forts in the region, the wedge tomb is the most common type of megalith. At Gleninsheen there are a number of cairns and 3 wedge tombs the finest, pictured below, is in the right hand corner of a private field. There is second wedge tomb, also pictured below, in the same field.

Situated: From Ballyvaughan travel south on the N67 for 1.5 kilometres then take a left onto the R480. Just over 5K down here on your left are two gated tracks.. These two tombs are in the field next to the second gate.

Discovery Map 51: M 2293 0218. Last Visited Aug 2002.

Longitude: 9° 8' 59" W

Latitude:  53° 3' 53" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey

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