Wedge Tomb

About 200 metres north of the ogham stone at Breastagh are the remnants of a large wedge tomb. Very little remains of the tomb, but to me some of the boulders used are similar to the nearby wedge tomb at Rathfranpark, although smaller in size. The ruins consist seven stones that formed a south gallery wall, pictured below, and another six stones that may have been the north wall. Several more boulders are scattered around the site. The stones of the southern wall decrease in height from the west to the east. On a slightly more elevated site than the ogham stone, this tomb is still well worth visiting as there are some gorgeous views of the local scenery from this megalithic monument.

Situated: From Ballina go north through Killala, take a right after Palmerstown bridge then drive north passing the Rathfranpark wedge tomb, the Ogham stone can be seen in the field on your left just after the next crossroads.

Discovery Map 24: G 1828 3407. Last visit April 2004.

Longitude: 9° 15' 14" W

Latitude: 54° 14' 56" N

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Photo: Jim Dempsey.

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