Court Tomb

We could just about see the stones sticking up above the long grass as we approached this tomb. There was an air of disappointment at first, but as I walked around the remains of the chamber more stones started to reveal themselves. I trampled the long grass down around the side stones of the chamber. They were huge. There is quite a bit of the gallery remaining, a visit in the winter months might reveal more. Another reason for the stones appearing small besides the long grass, is the fact that the tomb is lying in a slight hollow, which is unusual for any form of megalithic tomb. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

Pictured below from behind the chamber, looking east

Situated: Easy. From Sligo take the R292 west towards Strandhill. In Strandhill take a right turn for Sligo Airport. Drive about 500 metres, after a slight bend in the road you should see the tomb in a clearing on your right.

Discovery Map 16: G 6102 3641. Last visit Sept 2010.

Longitude: 8° 35' 54" W

Latitude: 54° 16' 30" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey.

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