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BALLYNACLOGHY PORTAL TOMB
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BALLYNACLOGHY PORTAL TOMB, COUNTY GALWAY
This portal tomb, not marked on the historic map, is located 30m from the east shore of
Lackanaloy Creek, on a gentle SW facing slope, in south west Galway. The partially
collapsed tomb, orientated E - W, consists of a large, rectangular capstone measuring  
2.4m in length, 2.2m in width and 0.60m in depth, which is leaning heavily against the
north portal stone and side-stone and pushed the south portal stone and side-stone
outwards having slipped into the chamber. There are two well matched portal stones,
1.6m in height, a small back-stone and a chamber mesuring 2.3m in length & 1.8m in
width. The entire structure is sited in a slight hollow, on an oval mound 8m in diameter.