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KNOCKSHANBRITTAS WEDGE TOMB II
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52 40' 8.337"N...8 10' 50 438"W
Only 200m away from Knockshanbrittas I and on higher ground with spectacular views
to the south,this wedge tomb follows the classical south-west to north-east alignment
for wedge tombs. The rear capstone has been forced up and back by the tree that has
sprouted up from inside the chamber but the front capstone remains in place on top of
the side stones. There seems to be a fore-court in the front of the tomb similar to
court
tombs
but this may also have been an ante-chamber. The tomb measures about 4m in
length, 1.2m at the entrance and tapering to 0.80m at the back and a height of just
.40m. The chamber is about 2m in length.
KNOCKSHANBRITTAS 2 WEDGE TOMB, COUNTY TIPPERARY
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PHOTO by Pip POWELL
FEB 2010
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