Cohaw

Known locally as Cohaw giants grave this five chambered dual court tomb stands in a 25 metre long rectangular cairn. Built back to back as two single court tombs with two chambers a fifth chamber was then built between the two tombs giving the appearance of a five chambered dual court tomb. There are post holes marked out with small wooden posts and in the Northern court, bottom picture,there are two socket holes which once held pillarstones.

 

During excavations in 1949 a Neolithic pot and cremated bones were unearthed. The two courts stand in a north south alignment.The picture top left is taken from the North Court looking South. the middle pic is looking up through the chambers from the South. The bottom pic shows the North Court with post holes. This is a really great site to visit, my photos do not do this site justice, hopefully I will get better images on my next visit.

Pics Jim Dempsey

Situated: Approximately 4 kilometres South East of Cootehill on the R 192 road to Shercock. This tomb is visible from the road and sign-posted with a small car park on the opposite side of the road.

Discovery Map 28A: H 6428 1248. Last visit Jan 2003.

Longitude: 7° 1'5" W

Latitude: 54° 3' 27" N

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