Burren

Court Tomb

The name Burren is from the Irish - bhoireann meaning a stony place or great rock. There are two other areas on this site named Burren, the most famous region being in County Clare and the another is in County Cavan. This Burren region is in County Down just north of Warrenpoint. There is very little remaining of the court tomb, just a small dolmen like structure comprising of two stones with a small roofstone perched on top. The most amazing thing about this tomb is the location, it is situated in someone's front garden and forms part of a rockery, which may seem apt given the area it stands in.

Situated: From Newry head east to Warrenpoint, then take the first left after Narrow Water Castle, Signposted 'Burren' after 3 kilometres you will come to a fork in the road take a left here and drive up Carrogs road passed the football grounds. The chambered tomb is in the garden of first bungalow on your left.

Discoverer Map 29: J 1336 2253. Last visit Jan 2008.

Longitude: 6° 15' 55" W

Latitude: 54° 8' 21" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey.

 

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