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Coom Wedge Tomb
 

County

Kerry

Coordinates

N 51° 49' 54.54"   W 010° 18' 48.96"

Nearest town

Ballinskelligs

Grid Ref.

V 40521 66004

Map No.

83

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

73

Date of visit

Tuesday 14 June 2016

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The lonely tomb in a plain field.


This wedge tomb was a nice surprise along our route. It's in the middle of a field with almost nothing around.
It is complete and very well kept. The chamber is covered by a single roof slab which measures 2.68 metres of length, 1.56 metres of width and about 30 centimetres of thickness.
The entrance of the tomb faces southwest (240°) and is guarded by two rows of three upright stone slabs on either side. The outermost stone in the northwest row is 1.83 metres tall.
The chamber is formed by two stones on the northwest side and one large stone on the southeast side, with two smaller stone at the bottom of the chamber. The inside is neat and clean.
The overall dimensions of the wedge tomb are 5.20 metres of length, about 1.15 metres of height halfway its length and about 1.65 metres of width.
The whole structures leans to the southeast by 6.5°.


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