Antynanum Court Tomb



Map Reference: D255110 (3255, 4110)



This monument is reckoned to have the longest cairn for a court tomb in Ireland, being estimated at 60m. It is also unusually narrow. It is not listed among the court tombs published in the 1960s in the Survey of the Megalithic Tombs of Ireland. At the west end of the cairn is a semicircular court leading to a two-chambered gallery.



The burial chambers contain a lot of cairn material and the visible orthostats are generally less than 1m high. Near the east end of the cairn is another tomb. This is a single-chambered structure with a well-defined portal in the north and a large displaced capstone. The monument has not been excavated and the cairn may hide other burial structures.







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