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BALLYQUIN PORTAL TOMB
BALLYQUIN PORTAL TOMB, COUNTY WATERFORD
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PHOTO by Pip POWELL
2008
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This portal tomb is located in pasture on the floor of a north-west to south-east valley,
50m north-east of a head water of the River Clodiagh (An Chloideach) and is marked
on the OSI map as "Dolmen". The tomb faces north-east (upslope) and the portal
stones are unusually aligned across this axis. The triangular capstone, constructed of
conglomerate stones, measures 4.15m in length, 2.5m in width, 1.1m - 0.45m in depth,
with the broad end resting on the two portal-stones which are both 1.5m in height.
There are no side-stones, back-stone, door-stone or other structural stones present. The
site of a second possible portal tomb is 50m to the east and a standing stone, 30m
south-west beside the river.
CO-ORDINATES
52 18’ 43.57”N…7 23’ 46.14”W