MEGALITHIC MONUMENTS
         OF IRELAND.COM
BIRRINAGH PORTAL TOMB
This portal tomb, not marked on any editions of the OS maps, is situated on fairly level
land, 90m to the SE of a stream that feeds into Lough Gowna, (*Loch Gamhna,
meaning ‘calf lake’) to the SW, 1.5 km SE of Moyne, SW of Arvagh, (*Ármhach,
meaning ‘Battlefield’) Co. Cavan. The small chambered tomb, 1.5m in length, consists
of two evenly matched portal stones both 1.8m in height, between which is a door-stone
1.5m in height at the east of the tomb. A back-stone, 1.3m in height, is 1.5m west of the
door-stone. Leaning against the north portal stone & the back-stone, is a displaced cap-
stone that measures 2m in length, 1.55m in width & 0.4m-0.2m in depth. No side-
stones are present but according to local information, a subsidiary cap-stone & the
south side-stone were removed in the 1960s. The structure is now enclosed by a barbed-
wire fence.

Sources:

Ó Nualláin, S., 'Survey of the megalithic tombs of Ireland' Vol. 5, (Dublin, 1989)
* Placenames Database of Ireland 2016
CO-ORDINATES
53 54’ 26.455” N…7 36’ 33.469” W
Hosting by Aabaco Web Hosting