Aghmakane

Portal tomb

Situated in a field close to Camlough are the remains of a portal tomb adjoining the ruins of a cashel. The image on the left shows a large portal stone with a huge door stone standing to the right of it and the stump of the other broken portal stone to the right of that. There is no sign of a chamber, but there are some large stones built into the cashel which may have formed the original chamber.

 

As you can see from the image shown right, the cashel lies in ruin and is overgrown with trees and brambles. The walls of the cashel stand at around 1 metre tall. The diameter of the cashel is approximately 30 metres. If you do visit this tomb please ask for permission first.

Situated: From Newry take the A25 west to Camlough the take the B30 South for Castleblaney, then turn left following the lough, the tomb is in a field just behind the old farmhouse immediately after the first left, go up the track to the house and beyond the gate in front of you.

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Discovery Map 29: J 020 253. Last visit January 2006.

Longitude: 6° 26' 17.15" W

Latitude: 54° 9' 59.29" N

Photos: Jim Dempsey.

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