Goward Portal Tomb

Map Reference: J244310 (3244, 3310)

This megalithic tomb, built of granite, is known locally as Cloghmore Cromlech, or Pat Kearney's Big Stone. It has a long rectangular chamber with side stones about 1m high and an end stone about 1.5m high.

The enormous capstone has slipped from its original position. The higher end rests on two stones about 1.5m and 2m tall which seem, with other stones, to form a crescentic facade. This type of feature has been found with some other portal tombs and has been suggested, by some scholars, as evidence of a link between portal tombs and court tombs.

Excavations in the 19th century uncovered a cremation urn and a flint arrowhead.

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