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BREASTAGH WEDGE TOMB
BREASTAGH WEDGE TOMB, COUNTY MAYO
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PHOTO by Pip POWELL
2009
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This ruined Wedge Tomb, marked on both the Historic and OS maps as 'Cromlech', is
located 500m north of the Ogham stone at Breastagh, south of Carrowmore, 'Cearthru
Mhor', overlooking Rathfran Bay to the east and north of the town of Killala, 'Cill Ala'.
The tomb, orientated ENE - WSW, consists of the remnants of the two gallery walls.
The south wall, 7m in length, consists of 7 stones that decrease in height from 1.6m in
the W, to 1m in the E. Outside these are 6 stones, 1.5m - 0.60m in height, that form the
out-walling. On the north side, only 3 stones remain in place and outside them are
some remains of the out-walling. A single facade stone, 0.60m in height, remains at the
SW and the entire structure is sited in a hollow at the centre of a low mound or cairn.
CO-ORDINATES
54 14' 55.914"N...9 15' 13.231"W