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Malin More - Portal Tomb 5 Portal Tomb
 

County

Donegal

Coordinates

N 54° 41' 22.56"   W 008° 46' 28.26"

Nearest town

Malin More

Grid Ref.

G 50063 82662

Map No.

10

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

30

Date of visit

Monday 12 June 2017

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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Looking at the collapsed portal tomb from the northwest.


In the tiny village of Malin More there's a wonderful alignment of portal tombs and a pair of standing stones over a quite straight line 175 metres long, on a roughly east to west axis.
I started with the large portal tomb at the east end of the alignment and I have numbered the monuments from 1 to 9. It has been speculated that monuments from 1 to 6 might have been joined and covered by a giant straight cairn.

This is the portal tomb number 5 in the alignment. It's in an adjacent field to the west from the first three monuments.
It's the first of the monuments to be slightly out of alignment, being it about 5 metres south of the imaginary line that runs east to west.
This is another collapsed portal tomb, with the east stones still standing along with the rear stone and the sill stone at the entrance. The west side and the capstone have fallen to the west. Judging from the position of the surviving stones the entrance of this tomb would have been weirdly to the southeast (150°).
The tallest stone stands at 1.18 metres of height, the overall length of the monument is 2.19 metres with an estimated width of 1.07 metres without taking in account the fallen capstone.


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