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Laghtneill Wedge Tomb
 

County

Cork

Coordinates

N 51° 48' 50.0"   W 008° 50' 24.2"

Nearest town

Bandon

Grid Ref.

W 42115 62675

Map No.

86

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

168

Date of visit

Saturday 22 June 2013

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The tree grew right in the middle of this tomb. Seen from the west-northwest (280°).


We tried to reach this tomb before, probably in 2003, but we couldn't find a way to access the field where the tomb is in. This time we found a cattle gate, then we walked southwest for about 130 metres and we crossed hedges and electrified fences. The tomb is under a tree grown right in the middle of it. The tomb is U-shaped and has a double kerb around the burial chamber, whose end is aligned to east-southeast (100°), the entrance faces west-northwest (280°). The capstone was pushed upwards and then backwards by the growing tree and now it leans against the tree trunk at a height of 1.35 metres. The tomb is 5.00 metres long, 2.30 metres wide.
At 10 metres south-southwest (190°) is another stone standing right in the ground and it was most likely one of the capstones for the tomb.


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