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Aghawee Portal Tomb
 

County

Cavan

Coordinates

N 53° 52' 59.1"   W 007° 20' 08.6"

Nearest town

Kilnaleck

Grid Ref.

N 43735 92821

Map No.

34

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

101

Date of visit

Sunday 1 June 2014

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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From this point of view the tomb looks just like a pile of stones.


This portal tomb has a weird shape, it looks like a box. Probably it's been rebuilt but it was a clumsy attempt.
The two portal stones, on the east-northeast side (75°), are the only ones in their correct position. The capstone is made from two different stones or it broke in two in the past. Two large rectangular slabs form the side stones of the chamber.
The two portal stones are 1.45 metres and 1.35 metres tall, and leave a passage that is 15 centimetres wide.
The tomb is 2.10 metres long, 1.70 metres tall, 2.00 metres wide. On the north side there's a large stone against the side stone, but it's not original, it must have been put there by someone in the past.
This monument is in a private land behind a farm, very close to a hedge and under the trees. We were going to walk across the field from the main road, then we found the dirt track to the farm where we met two boys who were so kind to grant us the permission to visit the place.


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