Dunnamore

Wedge Tomb

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.

Roofstone

From the South East

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 the megalithic monument.

Google Map.

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

Longitude: 6° 56' 18" W

Latitude: 54° 40' 15" N

Photos: Jim Dempsey

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