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Glencolmcille - Turas 1 Court Tomb
 

County

Donegal

Coordinates

N 54° 42' 37.86"   W 008° 43' 23.76"

Nearest town

Gleann Cholm Cille

Grid Ref.

G 53391 84956

Map No.

10

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

26

Date of visit

Monday 12 June 2017

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The mound of the ancient court tomb seen from the south-southwest.


Gleann Cholm Cille is famous for its "Turas", the journey, the path that people follow from one station to the other one during their pilgrimage done between June 9th and August 15th. The round of the stations is about 3 km long. The stations are both in the village and outside the village.

This megalithic tomb looks like a court tomb and weirdly is the first station of the Turas. It's a small mound with many stones forming the kerb. On the west side of the kerb several small and flat stones have been piled in the shape of an altar. This altar-like structure could be the starting point for the pilgrimage.


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