Corracloona Megalithic Tomb

Map Reference: G997429 (1997, 3429)

At first sight this structure seems to be a court-tomb. Further investigation shows that it is not a typical structure. It has a small forecourt and only one burial chamber. A large slab separates the two. This stone is not deeply seated and has a large aperture at the bottom. This is sometimes referred to as a ‘kennel-hole’. Door stones are not usually found with court-tombs. They are more common with portal-tombs where some of them have apertures, usually much smaller than this hole. It is possible that it is a natural break in the stone. The site has been noted in the Survey of the Megalithic Tombs of Ireland but it has not been mapped nor excavated.

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