Wedge Tomb

This well preserved wedge tomb which is honoured as a Holy well by the locals, has a large flat stone covering the chamber. The tomb has double walling and is superbly constructed. This tomb is well worth a seeing, but on my last visit it was beginning to become overgrown with brambles , the ground around the tomb was also very boggy hopefully this was only due to the recent wet weather.

Traces of the cairn can be seen around this megalithic monument. The scenery around this tomb is really stunning and is only spoilt by the recent building of a bungalow at the rear of the tomb. To see wonderful pictures of this tomb taken in the nineteen seventies, visit Anthony Weirs site.

Situated: About 6 miles south of Louisburgh. From Croagh Patrick drive through Louisburg, at Killeen crossroads take a left, after 200yds the roads bends sharp left, the wedge tomb is situated between the fork 2K down here.

Discovery Map 37: 7950 7448. Last visit May 2009.

Longitude: 9° 49' 30" W

Latitude: 53° 42' 22" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey.

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