Altdrumman

Portal Tomb

The Portal tomb at Altdrumman is unusual in that it faces a small rocky outcrop, as seen in the image below. The capstone of this megalith is over one metre thick and the supporting stones seem relatively small compared to it. It is resting on three stones, similar to the tripod portal tombs at Ballykeel and Legananny. The two pointed portal stones, best seen in the image left, stand at 1.2 metres high. There is just one side stone present.

The local name for the tomb is The Cloghogle (Irish: cloch togálach = raised stone). The nearby wedge tomb and court tomb at Loughmacrory can be seen from this field.

Situated: Near Loughmacrory 3K NW of Carrickmore. Take the turn at Loughmacrory school, then next right, drive to the end. Park at the Water works, walk 200 metres along the track, the tomb is in the field on the left.

Discoverer Map 13: H 5780 7679. Last visit Jun 2006.

Longitude: 7° 6' 17" W

Latitude: 54° 38' 9" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey.

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