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Kilmaclenine Wedge Tomb
 

County

Cork

Coordinates

N 52° 12' 04.4"   W 008° 42' 28.2"

Nearest town

Buttevant

Grid Ref.

R 51651 05672

Map No.

73

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

122

Date of visit

Friday 4 June 2010

GPS Accuracy (m)

5
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The perfect structure of this wedge tomb.


Sadly the grass around this nice tomb was too high when we visited it.
The wedge tomb has a very fine structure and it really looks like the typical dolmen. The conditions of the monument are almost perfect.
It's 2 metres tall, 2.15 metres wide and 3 metres long.
The capstone is 27 centimetres thick, while the entrance faces west sharp.
Inside the chamber, the left wall has a reddish colour, maybe due to different types of mineral, the right wall has a row of cupmarks.
A big black dog came into the chamber while I was taking photos inside the tomb. He took me by surprise and I have to admit I was pretty scared.


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