Cloghanmore

Court Tomb

I was quite disappointed with the images from my first visit to Cloghanmore as the light was not suitable. I think an early morning visit would be the best time. Knowing I would be in this area later in the year I decided to leave the write until I had better images. Unfortunately I have been in the area twice since then, but failed to get to Cloghanmore on both occasions. The court tomb is orientated east to west with the entrance at the eastern end. Facing the entrance are two twin galleries at the western end of the court. Each gallery is divided into two chambers.

As you enter the court there are two subsidiary chambers to the left built into the cairn. Next to the chambers sits a stone bearing decoration similar to the rock art at passage tombs. These carvings are very faint and quite difficult to locate; good light is essential to spot them. I do hope to get some shots of the decoration on my next visit. I would also recommend that you visit Cloghanmore during a dry spell as the tomb is situated on some very boggy land. There is a path leading from the car park but once you enter the court the ground is very marshy. There are many other interesting megalithic sites located at Malin More, one site has six portal tombs in a straight line.the r

Situated: From Gleanncholmcille take the R263 west towards Malin More. After 3 kilometres turn left at the Malin More crossroads. Drive down here for about 2 kilometres till you reach a small car-park on your left.

Google Map.

Discovery Map 10: G 5195 8255. Last visit April 2010.

Longitude: 8° 44' 42.62" W

Latitude: 54° 41' 19.21" N 21" N

Photos: Jim Dempsey.

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