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Loughscur Wedge Tomb
 

County

Leitrim

Coordinates

N 54° 01' 09.5"   W 007° 57' 54.9"

Nearest town

Drumshambo

Grid Ref.

H 02328 07780

Map No.

33

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

72

Date of visit

Friday 29 May 2009

GPS Accuracy (m)

4
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The wedge tomb and the Lough Scur seen from the parking. The grass is visibly trampled, someone else had been to the tomb shortly before us.


There's a convenient parking and a turnstile on the side of the road next to the field where this tomb is, this means that many people come here. The grass was trampled too, maybe someone else had been here shortly before us. The tomb is 33 metres north from the turnstile, and the ground around it is paved with stone slabs.
It seems that the tomb is split in two parts, the first one is still visible even if it's half collapsed, the second one is only intuitable because 5 metres further back there's a vertical stone that looks like the back stone of the burial chamber.
The monument is 1.45 metres tall, 3.70 metres wide and in total it's 10.50 metres long. The entrance faces perfectly south.
The Lough Scur is less than 300 metres further north.


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