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MOYLISHA WEDGE TOMB
MOYLISHA WEDGE TOMB, COUNTY WICKLOW
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PHOTO by Pip POWELL
2008
This wedge tomb is situated within a small walled enclosure in the south corner of a
field on a gentle north facing slope. A sub-rectangular cairn 13m by 10m incorporating
a gallery 7.5m in length aligned NW-SE. The gallery consists of a small antechamber
(0.8m by 0.5m) at the NW separated by a low sill from the main chamber 6m in length
which widens & towards the SE. The gallery is surrounded by inner walling which
follows the shape of the gallery sides and curves around the SE end. A single displaced
roof stone lies in the gallery. During excavation in 1937 finds included bone, sherds of
coarse pottery and two stone discs. Two halves of a sandstone mold for a bronze looped
spearhead were found in the base of the cairn at the east side, presumably because of
disturbance. The cairn originally survived to a height of 1.5m, but material was taken
from it to build the protective wall which now surrounds it.
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