|CARRIG WEDGE TOMB
|PHOTO by Pip POWELL
|This wedge tomb is located on the lower western slopes of Lugnagun overlooking
Blessington Reservoir. The rectangular gallery which is 6m in length by 1m in width is
represented by side-stones, flanked on either side by an outer wall or stone setting.
There is a single facade stone at the SE and the kerb is substantially intact, particularly
on the north side. The gallery is divided into a slightly wedge-shaped portico which is
1.8m in length and 1.5-1.8m in width at the SW end separated from the remainder by
two large jamb-stones with a line of smaller stones between them apparently forming a
sill-like feature. A number of prostrate slabs outside the west end of the gallery may be
displaced roof-slabs. The oval cairn measures 10.5m in length and 8.8m in width and
the tomb is aligned WSW-ENE with the entrance facing SW down a marked slope with
a gentler gradient above the site.