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Ballymacgibbon Cairn
 

County

Mayo

Coordinates

N 53° 32' 31.74"   W 009° 14' 13.98"

Nearest town

Cong

Grid Ref.

M 17998 55402

Map No.

38

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

40

Date of visit

Thursday 18 September 2003

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The cairn seen from below.


Right in the middle of a field plot is this cairn, that we already visited on April 26th, 1997.
This monument presents two different sections. The lower one is a very steep pile of rocks, the cairn itself, with a diameter at the base of around 16 metres and a height of 10 metres. And the upper one, a more circular and regular pile of stones, resembling a small tower, with a diameter of about 2.50 metres and a height af 1.80 metres.
The access to the top of the cairn is from the southwest.

UPDATE: June 24th, 2015 - A new visit to the Ballymacgibbon Cairn, but the weather is the same as 12 years ago.
Climbing up there is a bit tricky, the stones move very easily. Atop the cairn there's a weird circular pile of stones, about 1.60 metres high.


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