Tirnoney Portal Tomb

Map Reference: C841017 (2841, 4017)

This small dolmen has a capstone supported by three of six upright stones. Two of the supporting stones form a portal. A seventh upright stone stands outside the burial chamber and seems to form part of a forecourt.

In this respect the monument is similar to the portal tombs at Ticloy, Co Antrim and Goward, Co Down. This feature is sometimes taken as indicating a relationship between portal tombs and court tombs. However excavation of the sites has not yet revealed further evidence of a forecourt.

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