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AUGHRIM WEDGE TOMB, COUNTY CAVAN
Originally sited on Church Hill at the SE flank of Slieve Rushen, this tomb was
excavated in 1992 in advance of quarrying operations and re-erected in the grounds of
the Slieve Russell Hotel near Ballyconnell (see CV014-060----). It consists of a ruined
gallery, some 6m long, aligned WSW-ENE, set in a low, round cairn, retained by a
kerb. A tall stone at W, splits the entry to the gallery which seems to have been divided
into a short portico and main chamber. There are buttress stones along both sides of
the gallery. During the excavation both inhumed and cremated bone, in association
with beaker and food-vessel pottery, were recovered from below the cairn and inside the
gallery under a rough paving. Three cist burials were found at the inner edge of the
kerb. (de Valera and Ó Nualláin 1972, 115-6, No. 14; Channing 1992, 4)

The above description is derived from the published 'Archaeological Inventory of
County Cavan' (Dublin: Stationery Office, 1995).