Proleek Portal Tomb
Map Reference: J082110 (3082, 3110)
This portal tomb has a massive capstone resting on two portal stone and a side stone. The capstone measures 3.8m by 3.2m and is estimated to weigh about 40 tonnes. The portal stones are about 2.3m high.
The sidestone is buttressed by a modern stone and concrete support. The small stones on top of the capstone are due to a legend that a wish will be granted to anyone who throws a pebble on top of the capstone so that it stays there.
Another legend says that anyone who walks three times round the dolmen will be married within a year.
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