MEGALITHIC MONUMENTS
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CHURCHTOWN PORTAL TOMB
CHURCHTOWN PORTAL TOMB, COUNTY TYRONE
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PHOTO by Pip POWELL
2009
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Known as 'Druid's Altar' this portal tomb is located on a gently sloping terrace with
fine views south and west. The site has become incorporated into a stone field walk.
Close examination of the megalith reveals at least 4 or 5 slabs set in 2 parallel lines
forming the chamber sides. A low sill slab at the south end marks the entrance and the
flat capstone towards the north end seems to be the end of the monument. The capstone
has slipped to the east, causing side slabs to splinter and splay out. The more north of
the 2 side slabs is said to have ogham markings, but was not visible on my visit.
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