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Malin More - Cairn 1 Cairn
 

County

Donegal

Coordinates

N 54° 41' 21.6"   W 008° 46' 29.64"

Nearest town

Malin More

Grid Ref.

G 50038 82633

Map No.

10

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

33

Date of visit

Monday 12 June 2017

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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From roughly the east.


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 monument number 7 in the alignment. It's in the same field of the tombs number 4, 5 and 6, but it's 33 metres south of the imaginary line that runs from east to west starting from the tomb number 1.
It's a cairn of stones on a low mound next to a small stream. It seems it has a recumbent stone on its south (180°) end. This stone is 1.03 metres high. The whole cairn is 4.46 metres long.


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