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Dunhill Portal Tomb
 

County

Waterford

Coordinates

N 52° 10' 09.2"   W 007° 15' 46.3"

Nearest town

Tramore

Grid Ref.

S 50486 02135

Map No.

75

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

26

Date of visit

Monday 18 June 2007

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The huge portal tomb seen from the road. This is from roughly the west.


This portal tomb sits on a private land, beside a farm barn along the road.
I didn't find the owner when I first arrived, so I walked in and tried to get close to the monument. But while I was looking for an easy access to the tomb, the landowner, who was working the land with his tractor, saw me and rushed towards me to throw me off his property. He only allowed me to take two photos from a distance and he told me he wouldn't allow anybody in his land until the County Council don't create a safe passage to the tomb from the main road.

UPDATE: June 18th, 2013 - We visited this tomb again, amazingly on the same date as 6 years ago. This time the visit was successful. I was able to get close to this big tomb and take photographs on all sides. The stones are inside a small wire fence, I didn't step inside it.
The tomb is 2.15 metres long, 1.90 metres wide and 1.5 metres tall. The capstone is a giant, more like a boulder than a usual thick but flat capstone, though it seems that a slice of it has been cut away. The entrance of the tomb faces east (100°).


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