MEGALITHIC MONUMENTS
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CLONLUM COURT TOMB
CLONLUM COURT TOMB, COUNTY ARMAGH
This well hidden court tomb, marked on the OS map as ‘Chambered Grave’, lies 500m
north of the portal tomb at Clonlum. The burial gallery, 8.8m in length & aligned N-S.
is the best preserved part of the structure. It narrows from 2m in width at the north end
to 1m at the south end. A single roof-stone, 2.1m in width, lies out of position at the
north end, where the gallery opens out into a forecourt, defined by 3 stones on the west
& 2 stones at the east. Very little remains of the cairn which once covered the gallery,
but what does remain, suggests that it was rectangular in shape. There is a small
rectangular chamber (possibly a later subsidiary burial) set within the north horn of
the forecourt. William C. Borlase in his book, ‘The Dolmens of Ireland’ (1897 - Vol. 1
p. 304), notes the two megalithic tombs in this town-land. He writes “ In the Town-
land of Clonlum, and Parish of Killevy, about one mile and a quarter E. of the summit
of Slieve-Gullion, was a dolmen marked Cromlech in Ord. Surv. Map No. 29 ; also a
second not marked”.
CO-ORDINATES
54 7’ 51.258”N…6 24’ 9.356”W
NISMR:-ARM 029:004
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