MEGALITHIC MONUMENTS
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TAWNYMUCKLAGH WEDGE TOMB
This much over-grown wedge tomb, not shown on any edition of the OS 6-inch
maps but marked on the OSI map as ‘megalithic tomb’, is located in rich rolling
pasture 600m South-East of Monasterren (Mainistir Réadáin) & 600m West Lough
Gara (Loch Uí Ghadhra) in a field next to a private dwelling. The West facing
tomb, built with small orthostats, is sited in a low mound (10m E-W; max. 8m N-S;
H 0.5m) and consists of a gallery, 6.7m in length, that is divided by a septal-stone
(broken in 2 pieces) into a portico & a main chamber and surrounded by the
remains of an outer-wall. The portico, 1.5m in length, is formed by two stones at
the south and another fallen stone at the north side. The wedge shaped main-
chamber is 5m in length, 1.2m in width at the septal-stone, that tapers to 0.9m in
width at the back. & is out-lined by six stones to the north and five to the south. The
outer-walling is represented by seven stones to the north, by seven stones to the
south and by a single orthostat at the back. There are 2 fallen facade-stones to the
west linked the southern outer-walling to the front of the portico, while a single
thin facade-stone stands just forward of the northern outer-walling.
CO-ORDINATES
53°56'20" N…8°29'32" W
SMR No.:-SL046-035
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TANWYMUCKLAGH WEDGE TOMB, COUNTY SLIGO
Plan from
‘Survey of
Megalithic
Tombs Vol. 5 p.