Fourknocks Passage Tomb

Map Reference: O108620 (3108, 2620)

This passage tomb differs from most other passage tombs in that the passage is short and the central chamber occupies most of the centre of the mound. The diameter of the mound is about 19m and the cruciform tomb opens to NNE. The chamber is about 6.5m by 7.5m and it has three shallow recesses.

It is covered by a modern concrete dome. It is thought that the original roof may have been wooden. Two of the lintels have chevron decoration and one of them has lozenge decoration. Another stone has a possible representation of a human face but this requires a great deal of imagination.

There are several other decorated stones but the four mentioned are the clearest. There is at least one ruined passage tomb nearby and a possible cremation mound.

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