Baur South Double Chamber

Baur South (3)

Baur South is an area 8 kilometres directly south of Ballyvaughan, there are three wedge tombs around this area, One of them which I have called Baur south (3) is a fine example. It is unusual in the fact that it has a double chamber. The main chamber is approximately 2 1/2 metres long and the roofstone of this chamber rests on the roofstone of the smaller chamber. This tomb was very difficult to locate as it was hidden amongst the lush vegetation of this particular area and in stark contrast to the only other image I have seen of this tomb on Anthony Weirs wonderful site. To see this image click here.

Situated: From Kilfenora take the R476 East to Leamaneh Castle then the R480 North after 7 Kilometres you will pass the Poulnabrone Dolmen take the next left and then about 1/2 kilometre after your next right you will come to a gate into a field the tomb is in the field west north west of the gate about 200 metres into the field.

Discovery Map 51: M 2171 0009. Last visit Aug 2002.

Longitude: 9° 10' 3" W

Latitude: 53° 2' 45" N

From the southeast

Baur South Single Chamber

Baur South (1)

Another good example of a burren wedge tomb lies in Baur South (1) it is about 500 metres Northwest of Baur South (3). Although this tomb is on a farm track I initially drove passed the tomb and only found it as I walked back down the track. You can see from the image below how overgrown the tomb is. These images were taken after I had spent 20 minutes removing loose Ivy from the entrance. The other tomb at Baur South (2) is quite ruined in comparison to these two tombs.

Situated: From the gate at Baur South go west and take the next left up a Small farm track the tomb is around 200 metres up this track on your left hand side.

Discovery Map 51: M 2225 0046. Last visit Aug 2002.

Longitude: 9° 9' 34" W

Latitude: 53° 2' 57" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey.

 

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