'The Calf House' Portal Tomb, Burren

Map Reference: H077351 (2077, 3351)

This fine structure has been greatly ruined. At the W end there are two tall slabs, each about 2m high, standing about 50cm apart. There are also two side stones which help form a chamber. A very large thin capstone rests with one end on the northernmost of the W portals and the other end on the ground. The gap between the portal stones has been blocked my modern masonry and more masonry has been built on top of the N side stone to fill the space between it and the displaced roof stone. Further masonry partially blocks the gap formed by a missing back stone, leaving a narrow doorway. At one time the monument was part of a field boundary and it is thought that it was used as an animal shelter, hence the nickname.

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