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Malin More - Cairn 3 Cairn
 

County

Donegal

Coordinates

N 54° 41' 21.72"   W 008° 46' 33.36"

Nearest town

Malin More

Grid Ref.

G 49971 82637

Map No.

10

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

34

Date of visit

Monday 12 June 2017

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The cairn seen 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 monument number 9 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 from the monument number 8.
It's a rather large and long cairn of stones with a standing stone at about one third of its length from the southeast end. The main sides of the standing stone face to the southeast and northwest (125°-305).
The standing stone is 1.64 metres tall above the cairn, it's 1.05 metres wide at the top, tapering a little towards the ground. At the base it's 30 centimetres thick tapering to only 4 centimetres at the very top.
The whole cairn is 10.90 metres long and about 3 metres wide.


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