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SHROUGH PASSAGE TOMB
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SHROUGH Passage Tomb County Tipperary, Ireland
SMR No. TS073-007

This great Passage Tomb is located on the summit of Slievenamuck, (Sliabh Muice),
marked as ‘Dermod & Gráine’s Bed’ on the 1885 edition & the 1906 OS 6-inch maps,
South-West of Tipperary Town (Tiobraid Árann), and is the only definitive Passage
tomb in Tipperary. Encroaching forestry has been cleared in recent times giving
extensive & panoramic views of The Harps of Cliu (Sliabh Crotta Cliach), the old name
for the Galtymore Mountains (Cnoc Mór na nGaibhlte), to the south, Slieve Felim Hills
(Sliabh Eibhlinne) to the north, Slievenamon (Sliabh na mBan) to the east and Sliabh
Reagh to the west. A stone wall runs E-W along the south edge of mound. The tomb,
which has been dated to 3,000-2,000 BC., consists of a roughly circular cairn 30m in
max; diameter and 2m in height, with a small, roof-less oval chamber, which measures
internally 1.5m in length and 1.2m in width, aligned roughly East-Northeast to West-
Southwest , near the centre of the cairn. The standing stones vary in height from 1.75m
to 1.2m, the tallest forming the entrance to the chamber. The tomb lies right beside a
hill walkers track, where a new notice board has been installed and a picnic table
placed next to the tomb.

Ref: Dolmens of Tipperary by HS Crawford in JRSAI (1910)
CO-ORDINATES
52°25'15.4"N
8°13'57.3"W
SHROUGH PASSAGE TOMB, COUNTY TIPPERARY