Cartronplank Court Tomb

The backstone


Court Tomb

On the same day we visited the St Brigid's Well at Cliffoney, Martin brought me to this ruined court tomb at Cartronplank. Known as Tombavannor this tomb had a massive two chambered gallery. Unfortunately this megalthic monument is now greatly overgrown on the northern side and the gallery is now used a a dumping ground. I believe there are two excellent entry jambs, but in its present state it was very difficult to make them out. One of the most impressive features that can be seen is the huge pointed backstone, pictured left, standing over two metres tall. There are some stones from the court visible on the northern side.

Situated: From Sligo head north on the N15 to Cliffony. At the crossroads turn right onto the R 279 after 750 metres turn left and 150 metres park at the Track on your left. Walk up the track to the tomb on your right.

Discovery Map 16: G 7089 5305. Last visit June 2012.

Longitude: 8° 26' 54" W

Latitude: 54° 25' 30" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey

From the north showing a stone from the court

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