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BALLYHENEBERY PORTAL TOMB
BALLYHENEBERY PORTAL TOMB, COUNTY KILKENNY
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PHOTO by Pip POWELL
2009
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Situated 100m down a track leading to a farmhouse, this very ruined portal tomb is
located 250m west of a small stream that joins the Pil River at Piltown, (Baile an
Phoill) before it merges with the River Suir to the south. The massive capstone
measuring 5.1m in length, 3.3m in width and 0.70m in depth, has collapsed in on the
chamber which was possibly orientated south east. The large south portal stone,
measuring 2.2m in length, is pinned under the capstone and a small fragment of the
north side-stone is just visible. The tomb is sited on a mound 10m in diameter and 2m
in height, with a large tree growing on the west side of the tomb.
CO-ORDINATES
52 22’ 6.351”N…7 20’ 49.953”W