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DRUMHAWNAGH PORTAL TOMB, COUNTY CAVAN
This portal tomb, marked on both the OSI & Historic maps as ‘Druid’s Altar’, is
situated close to the roadside in rolling grassland. This well-preserved polygonal
chamber is formed by two portal-stones, two side-stones and a back-stone, covered by a
single roof-stone. It is 2.3m long and 2m wide inside the portal-stones, narrowing to 1.1
m at the back-stone. The portal-stones, at the NNW, stand 0.75m apart and both are
1.55m high. Both side-stones lean inwards against the portal-stones and back-stone.
The inward-leaning back-stone is 1.25m high. The roof-stone measures 1.9m by 1.8m
by 0.2m thick. (de Valera and Ó Nualláin 1972, 131, No. 32)

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