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Knockcurraghbola Crownlands West Wedge Tomb
 

County

Tipperary

Coordinates

N 52° 41' 12.9"   W 008° 05' 23.7"

Nearest town

Borrisoleigh

Grid Ref.

R 93970 59493

Map No.

66

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

275

Date of visit

Tuesday 2 June 2009

GPS Accuracy (m)

5
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The tomb is under a hawthorn tree.


This wasn't an easy-to-find tomb. We drove along a steep and windy unpaved road, but the tomb was still invisible because it's in a field above the road level and I had to climb to it. To add difficulty to difficulty there was a barbed wire fence and then an electric fence for the cattle.
The tomb is 35 metres east from the barbed wire and is aligned 220°.
As many as 22 stones are arranged on two double lateral walls that outline the burial gallery, but no roofstones or other cairn material are visible at this site.
The tomb measures 8 metres in length, 2 metres in width and 80 centimetres in height.
A herd of calves and bullocks in a nearby field tried to impress me with their loud bellows and other threats in order to send me away from this place, but I stood up bravely.


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