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Kilmashogue Wedge Tomb
 

County

Dublin

Coordinates

N 53° 15' 27.48"   W 006° 16' 32.28"

Nearest town

Dublin

Grid Ref.

O 15054 24418

Map No.

50

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

235

Date of visit

Friday 2 June 2017

GPS Accuracy (m)

6
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A magic light illuminates the remains of this amazing wedge tomb. The cairn has left traces all around the tomb.


On the northern slope of Kilmashogue mountain, among the pine trees, there is a magnificent wedge tomb. The setting among the trees, in a subdued light, gives the place an unexpected magic.
It might apparently look like an untidy pile of stones, but as a matter of fact it's a nice and unusual wedge tomb in such that it has a triple walling opposite to a more common double walling. The entrance of the wedge tomb faces west (260°) towards Montpelier Hill where once was a cairn.
The back slab of the burial chamber is 1 metre tall, the other stones in the side walls have an average height of 80 centimetres. The tomb was covered by a round cairn now disappeared, but the structure of it is still very visible. The burial chamber still evident was 2.50 metres long and separated from the other chamber by a sill stone, still clearly visible.
A small number of kists was added some centuries later. One of them can be easily seen 3 metres to the southeast of the wedge tomb. The cap stone of this kist has been moved aside so that the inner of the kist can be inspected. Its inner sizes are 1.18 metres of length, 60 centimetres of width and about 50 centimetres of depth.
The complex of burial monuments is enclosed in a double earth henge, the banks that once surrounded the tombs can still be seen.


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