Ballyquin

Portal Tomb

It is very difficult to know how this tomb may have previously appeared as all that is left from the original structure are three conglomerate stones. This rather squat looking Portal tomb now consists of two portal stones approximately 1.5 metres high and a triangular capstone just over 4 metres long by about 2 1/2 metre wide and over a metre thick. There is very little remaining cairn material, if any. About 40 metres SW of the tomb is a standing stone about 1.5 metres high, pictured below. Also close nearby is a Holy well.

 

Situated: From Carrick-on-Suir take the R677 south towards Kilmacthomas, after about 2 kilometres take a right turn at Piquet's crossroads, down here Ballyquin ogham stone is in the field to your right next to the gate. at the next fork keep right you will see the portal tomb in the field to your right as you come to a bend in the road.

Discovery Map 75: S 4120 1794. Last visit Apr 2007.

Longitude: 7° 23' 45" W

Latitude: 52° 18' 42" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey

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