Ballymacdermot Court Tomb


Map Reference: J066240 (3066, 3240)



This tomb is set in a trapezoidal cairn 28.3m long by 9m wide at the narrow end. It has a very deep D-shaped court which may have been totally enclosed. It is about 7m wide and 5m deep. Running SSE from the forecourt is a three-chambered gallery about 7m long. The outer segment is just an ante-chamber and the others are burial chambers. There are good divisions between the chambers and parts of the corbelled roof survive.



There is possibly a small displaced capstone. The sides of the cairn are revetted by a kerb of stones. Excavation in 1962 revealed some Neolithic pottery and flints.









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