Parknabinnia

Wedge Tomb

This is one of about ten wedge tombs scattered around the Parknabinnia area. As you can see from some of the images the weather was awful during first visit. We had hoped to visit a few more tombs here, but spent most of our time in the car sheltering from the rain. The top image was taken on a subsequent visit. This is a fine example of a Burren type wedge tomb.

This is a fine example of a Burren type wedge tomb. The three metre long chamber consists of two side stones, a back stone, a large 3.2 X 2 metre roof slab and two stones placed side by side at the front. It also bears some cairn remnant on the roof-stone also typical of many burren tombs. This superb wedge tomb and the one at nearby Creevagh are probably two of the easiest to visit, this particular one can be seen from the road on google maps.

Situated: Very Easy, from Kilfenora take the R 476 east. Drive past the R480 at Leamaneh Castle. Take the next left. The tomb is up here on your left (sign-posted)

Discovery Map 51: R 643 9354. Last visit May 2009.

Longitude:   9° 5' 44" W

Latitude:   52° 59' 17" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey.

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