Cashel

Court Tomb

When I first saw this megalithic tomb on the map I was on my way to Kilcummin Holy Well, I had no idea what kind of tomb it was. From a distance it looked like field clearance, but on closer inspection I decided it was a Court Tomb as I could see the gallery shape and parts of the chambers embedded in the ground.

But the more I looked at the stones and their shapes the more confused I became, I have never seen a megalithic tomb with so many stones of the same thickness and geometrical shape, the only word I could think of to describe them was uniform. I hope you can seen this from the images I have shown. I hope to receive more information on this tomb soon.

Photo: Jim Dempsey.

Situated: From Ballina go north through Killala, take a right after you cross Palmerstown bridge then take the second right. Follow the road for about 1 1/2 kilometres. The tomb is in the field to your right immediately after a right turn.

Discovery Map 24: G 2000 3471. Last visit Apr 2004.

Longitude: 9° 13' 39" W

Latitude: 54° 15' 18" N

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