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TAYLOR'S GRANGE PORTAL TOMB
THE BREHON'S CHAIR
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This portal tomb is marked on the OSI map and also on the historic map as "Brehon's
Chair" in reference to its shape and was thought to be the judgment seat of a Gaelic
chieftain. It is sited on a small green area in the middle of a modern housing estate, in
the middle of a short oval cairn 20m in diameter and 30m east of the Little Dargle
River, a tributary of the River Dodder, on the northern slopes of the Kilmashogue
Mountain (Sliabh Chill Mochiog).The capstone is missing and but what remains are
the two portal stones and the door stone which are approx; 3m in height. An excavation
was carried out in the 1980's prior to construction of the houses but no artifacts were
uncovered, indicating that the tomb had been robbed out at an earlier date. However,
the excavations did find burials close by but they seem to be from a later date, possibly
the Bronze Age.
TAYLORSGRANGE PORTAL TOMB, COUNTY DUBLIN
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53 16’ 4.104”N…6 15’ 53.016”W