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Knockeen Portal Tomb
 

County

Waterford

Coordinates

N 52° 12' 27.0"   W 007° 09' 32.0"

Nearest town

Tramore

Grid Ref.

S 57541 06467

Map No.

75

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

35

Date of visit

Sunday 17 June 2007

GPS Accuracy (m)

9
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Seen from the north. The red and yellow stick is 1 metre long, for scale.


Finding this portal tomb was a real adventure!
The road had a new layout and our maps weren't updated. More, the tomb is quite well hidden in a field.
A boy who was walking his dog directed us. Then we asked a lady from the farm on the other side of the road for the permission to get to the tomb.
From the usual cattle gate on the road we walked west for 165 metres, went over an electric cattle fence and climbed on a dry stone wall.
The tomb is huge!
Unfortunately we had some difficulties walking around the tomb because of the tall hedges and other obstacles.
Anyway we managed to get our measurements.
The portal tomb is 4 metres long, 2.40 metres wide and 3 metres tall. The entrance faces west but I took the coordinates at the east end of the monument.


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