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KNOCKSHANBRITTAS WEDGE TOMB I
KNOCKSHANBRITTAS 1 WEDGE TOMB, COUNTY TIPPERARY
M M I
PHOTO by Pip POWELL
FEB2010
CO-ORDINATES
52 40' 5.443"N...8 10' 53.875"W
What a fantastic wedge tomb,with so much of the main structure and cairn material
still in situ. The single huge capstone is held in place by enormous side stones to form
the gallery and the door slab is still in place. The chamber measures over 3m in length
and is 1.3m wide at the entrance, tapering to 0.70m at the back and is 0.80m in height.
The tomb now divides two fields but it seems that the cairn material from the tomb, is
now the field embankment on either side of the tomb.
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