|ARDCRONEY LINKARDSTOWN BURIAL
|PHOTO by Pip POWELL
|This Linkardstown Burial Tomb, is situated on level ground, just west of the village of
Ardcrony, County Tipperary. The burial chamber is exposed in a partly demolished
round cairn, now 20m in diameter but was originally about 33m in diameter. The
chamber, 1.75m in length, 1.4m in width and 0.7m in height, is polygonal in plan and
orientated N-S and is centrally placed in the cairn. An inward-leaning slab forms each
of its sides, two upright stones form each end and a large, single slab forms the roof.
The chamber was subsequently excavated by Wallace in 1977 and the skeletons of two
males and a decorated pottery vessel were found on the paved floor of the chamber. A
bone from one of the skeletons, yielded a radiocarbon determination corresponding to a
calandar date 3,500 BC.
52 56' 17.395"N...8 9' 25.936"W