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Knocks Boulder Burial
 

County

Cork

Coordinates

N 51° 41' 26.46"   W 008° 56' 09.36"

Nearest town

Clonakilty

Grid Ref.

W 35293 49114

Map No.

86

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

131

Date of visit

Monday 13 June 2016

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The three boulder burials seen from the east.


Three boulder burials are in the same plot of land, one close to the others. They are arranged in a scalene triangle, they have different shape and size and all the boulders rest on some smaller stones.
The boulder to the east (100°) is chunky and about 1 metre thick at its maximum and at least 1.60 metres long. The space under this stone can be easily inspected.
The boulder to the north-northwest (340°) is flat and irregularly shaped, with a height of about 85 centimetres and a length of about 1.40 metres. It's at 1.20 metres from the first one and 1.80 metres from the third one.
The third boulder is at the south-southwest (200°), it has a round and flat shape with a hollow in the middle of it top surface, it's about 80 centimetres tall and about 1.50 metres in diameter. It's at 1.30 metres from the first boulder.
This must have been the cemetery for some very prominent persons in the community who lived on these lands thousands years ago.


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