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BALLYNAHOWN WEDGE TOMB
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This fine example of a small wedge tomb is located near the head of a small valley on
the south side of the Beara peninsula and overlooking Bantry Bay. It is sign-posted
from the road and a trail leads you straight to the tomb. The tomb is a wedge-shaped
gallery  3m in length, 1.5m in width at the west end, 1m at the east end and is aligned
ENE-WSW. There are two side-stones supporting the single roof stone and this
represents its east end. The two low overlapping stones, set in line with the north side
stone, indicate that the gallery extended to the west. The roofed portion decreases in
height from west to east and the tomb is incorporated into a low mound, 10.5m by
7.5m. The tomb has fantastic views to the south,west and limited views north and east
due to the mountains.
BALLYNAHOWN WEDGE TOMB, COUNTY CORK
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51 42' 19.027"N...9 40' 22.661"W
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PHOTO by Pip POWELL
AUG 2010