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Toomour Leacht
 

County

Sligo

Coordinates

N 54° 02' 22.4"   W 008° 25' 55.9"

Nearest town

Ballymote

Grid Ref.

G 71734 10120

Map No.

25

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

90

Date of visit

Thursday 5 June 2014

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The leacht is kind of a dry-stone open enclosure facing west.


After St. Attracta's holy well this is another site that suffered great damages before our visit.
This leacht had a rectangular stele with an eight-pointed cross inscribed into two concentric rectangles, but it seems that this slab slipped and fell on the ground and broke in two!
Now it rests vertically rather than in its original horizontal position on the top of the monument.
This place is also called the Stone of the Kings, Altar of the Kings or Grave of the Kings.
The leacht is a horse shoe shaped dry-stone wall with the opening facing west (270°). Some curse or praying stones have been put on the wall.
Toomour Abbey is about 25 metres to the east.


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