Passage Tomb

All that remains of the passage tomb at Scregg is the small picturesque chamber perched high on a rocky knoll. It was quite late in the evening when we reached Scregg so we waited around for sunset and were well rewarded. Known as "The Cloghogle" the capstone rests on two long side stones and a backstone, there is a small sill like stone lying across the entrance. Because it is standing on top of this hill it is hard to imagine the way this tomb must have looked originally, all around the hill are large boulders that may have formed a kerb at some time. The image above was taken from the road.

Situated: From Roscommon take the N61 South, after 5 kilometres keep left at the fork turning off the main road. After 4 kilometres turn left after a sharp bend, the megalithic tomb is 600 metres down here on your left next to a bungalow.

Discovery Map 40: M 9267 5532. Last visit Aug 2007.

Longitude: 8° 6' 38" W

Latitude: 53° 32' 52" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey.

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