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Malin More - Cairn 2 Cairn
 

County

Donegal

Coordinates

N 54° 41' 22.32"   W 008° 46' 33.9"

Nearest town

Malin More

Grid Ref.

G 49961 82657

Map No.

10

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

30

Date of visit

Monday 12 June 2017

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The cairn with its standing stone seen from the west. A beautiful quartzite stone is next to the standing stone.


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 8 in the alignment. It's in the field adjacent to the one where the monuments number 4, 5, 6 and 7 are and about 20 metres south of the imaginary line that starts from the tomb number 1.
It's small cairn of stones with a standing stone at the southeast (120°) end.
The cairn seems to cover a burial chamber beneath the ground. A nice block of quartzite nest to the standing stone is part of the cairn.
The standing stone is 78 centimetres tall.


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