Creevagh Wedge Tomb

Creevagh

Wedge Tomb

The wedge tomb at Creevagh is one of the best preserved and most interesting burren type wedge tombs I ever visited. The chamber is a typical rectangular box type construction, consisting of two long side slabs and a back slab at the eastern end. An unusual feature is the presence of a 1.6 metre upright slab to the north of the entrance. To the west of entrance is another 1.7 metre tall slab, see image below. There ia another slab behind the rear of the chamber, These slabs may be outer walling, the front two may have formed a portico. A visit to this super wedge tomb strongly recommended.

From the south

From the west

The entrance

From the south east

Situated: From Kilfenora head east on the R476. After 5.5K turn left onto the R480. Then 1.4K turn right. Another 1.4 turn left. The wedge tomb is 350 metres up here on the left.

Discovery Map 51: R 2722 9578. Last Visited Aug 2002.

Longitude: 9° 5' 4" W

Latitude:  53° 0' 28" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey

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