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COOL EAST WEDGE TOMB
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COOL EAST WEDGE TOMB, COUNTY KERRY
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51 54' 41.495"N...10 21' 40.797"W
This well-preserved wedge-tomb is situated on a level terrace, towards the end of an
elevated ridge which extends SW from Feaghmann mountain, Valencia Island. The site
commands an extensive view of the Portmagee Channel to south. The tomb, orientated
NE - SW, is very well preserved and consists of a roof stone which slopes south, 3.1m in
length, 2.4m in width and 0.40m in depth. It is supported on each side by a single side
slab 3m in length and at the back by two butress stones inside of these. This forms the
chamber, 2.9m in length, 1.5m in width and 1m in max height. There is no back stone.
On the north side of the entrance are two orthostats, 1.6 & 1.5m in height, and on the
south side is a small stone 0.90m in height. Between these is some dry stone walling
0.25 m in height. At the front of the tomb is some large boulders and soil which is all
that remains of the cairn