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Knockroe Passage Tomb
 

County

Kilkenny

Coordinates

N 52° 25' 54.0"   W 007° 23' 59.0"

Nearest town

Callan

Grid Ref.

S 40871 31264

Map No.

67

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

106

Date of visit

Wednesday 20 June 2007

GPS Accuracy (m)

6
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The smaller tomb seen from the southeast. Some black plastic sheets are visible in the foreground. The larger tomb is in the background.


The site is well visible and nice, despite its bad conditions. I couldn't understand the purpose of those black plastic sheets that pop up from the ground and under the stones.
There are two tombs at this site, southwest from the cattle gate.
The first one is 3.30 metres long and 2.50 metres wide, it is aligned southeast (130°). The second one is 4.30 metres long and 2.40 metres wide. It is aligned west-southwest (240°) and looks more like a court tomb than a passage tomb. Inside its chamber, on the passage stones, it's possible to see many wonderful carvings of spirals, concentric circles, parallel waves and cupmarks.
All around these two passage tombs there's a huge amount of cairn material scattered over the whole area. This makes the site a little confusing and hard to make out.


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