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Dooey's Court Tomb
 

County

Antrim

Coordinates

N 55° 00' 05.7"   W 006° 24' 16.2"

Nearest town

Dunloy

Grid Ref.

D 02149 18294

Map No.

8

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

126

Date of visit

Saturday 13 September 2003

GPS Accuracy (m)

10
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The tomb seen from the rear. The two rows of stones at the far sides of the photo are the kerb stones. In the middle of the image the gallery is visible. In the background some of the court stones.


This site is very well looked after, and the footpath to it and the fence around it were in perfect conditions when we were here.
It's 30 metres from the road.
It seems it's 5000 years old and contained the remains of 6 or 7 dead.
The court is a semicircle of 6 metres of length and 6 metres of width, made of 15 upright and very close to each other stones. I saw two burial chambers. The first one is 2 metres long, the second one is 6 metres long, and both are 1 metre wide.
The whole tomb is 19 metres long and faces southwest.
Along both sides of the gallery run two rows of stones that were the kerb of the cairn.


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