Ballyrenan Portal Tombs

Map Reference: H373832 (2373, 3832)

The monument has two megalithic tombs aligned E-W and 4m apart. The western tomb has two chambers, separated by a sill, with a single sidestone for each. There are two tall portal stones, three capstones and a backstone. This seems to be a rare example of a double-chambered portal tomb. It is surrounded by cairn material and is 4.2m long. When it was excavated in 1907 a flint arrowhead and stone beads were found. Further excavation in 1936 revealed sherds of Neolithic pottery, worked flints and beads. To the East is another portal tomb. This lacks a capstone but it has a high sill stone and tall portal stones.

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