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AILLEMORE COURT TOMB
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AILLEMORE COURT TOMB, COUNTY MAYO
This fantastic Court Tomb, marked on the Historic and OS maps as 'Cromlech', is
located on a steep, east facing slope, on the north-eastern fringe of the Mweelrea
Mountain Range, overlooking the Bunleemshough River valley to the east. The tomb,
orientated WNW - ESE, consists of a large gallery, 3.2m in length and 2m in width,
opening out into a half-court, and 3m across to the south. The north arm of the court is
now perpendicular to the gallery but may have originally been the same as the south
arm because the tomb was used as a cow-shed in the late 19th century up until
relatively recently. The entrance to the 1st chamber, 1.7m in length and 1.5m in width,
is marked by two erect jamb stones, with a low sill stone lying across the entrance. The
2nd chamber, 1.5m in length and 1.9m in width at the back, also has a low sill stone
across the entrance to the chamber. There appear to be broken roof-stones on the
chamber floors and the entire structure is surrounded by a relatively intact elongated
cairn, 10m in length and 7m in width at the front, tapering towards the back of the
tomb.
CO-ORDINATES
53 41' 57.897"N...9 52' 33.364"W