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SPRINGFIELD PORTAL TOMB
SPRINGFIELD PORTAL TOMB, COUNTY SLIGO
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PHOTO by Pip POWELL
2009
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This Portal Tomb, marked on the OS map as 'Giant's Grave', is located on a small
platform in pasture broken by a rock outcrop some 40m west of a small stream and
now in the side garden of a modern house. The tomb, south facing, stands at the south
end of an oval mound, 9m N - S, 7M E - W and a height of 0.5m. There is a portal-stone
to the west, 1.95m in height, alongside it a sill-stone 0.45m in height and a side-stone
1.4m in height on the E side of this. The east portal-stone, 2m in length, lies fallen at
the front of the chamber. About 8m NE of the chamber there is a slightly curved line of
five stones on edge, 4m in length, which are not set into the ground and form an inner
face to a slight bank of earth.
CO-ORDINATES
54 6' 11.241"N...8 23' 56.109"W