The wedge tomb at Dunnamore known locally as "Dermot and Grania's Bed" proved to be a surprise, the tomb is much larger and than I had expected. The gallery is about 8 metres in length and is aligned on a roughly north south axis with the entrance at the south, it has double walling running along the sides. The main gallery has three contiguous roof slabs and there is an antechamber to the south with an unusual split entrance, shown in the image below. To the west of the tomb lies a large glacial erratic.

From the South East

Split entrance




Photos: Jim Dempsey

Situated: About 12 kilometres WNW of Cookstown, County Tyrone. From Cookstown take the A505 west, after 10K take a right for Dunnamore then the first left after the School, on your immediate right is a large shed, park here and ask for permission to visit Dermot and Grania's bed. Just after the shed is a gate on your right, go through here and walk to the next gate the tomb can be seen in the next field south of here.

Google Map.

Discoverer Map 13: H 6849 8084. Last visit June 2006

Longitude: 6° 56' 18" W

Latitude: 54° 40' 15" N

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