Chambered Grave

I am not sure about the correct classification for this dolmen. According to an 1802 account, this chamber was in the centre of a large cairn and approached along a lintelled passage. This suggests that it might be the remains of a passage tomb, but the chamber seems too low. Another theory is that it is a collapsed portal tomb.

From the rear

From the south

The portal stones may be missing or lying under the capstone. If the portal stones have fallen, then this may have been a tripod dolmen similar to two other tombs in County Down at Legananny and Ballykeel.

Situated: From Dundrum, County Down, head north on the A24 for 6 miles. Then turn right for Loughinisland. The dolmen is in the field on the right, just after the left turn for Drumaness.

Discovery Map 21. J 4280 4593. Last visit July 2013.

Longitude: 5° 48' 13" W

Latitude: 54° 20' 31" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey.

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