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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 ante-chamber (
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 mould for a bronze
looped spearhead were found in the base of the cairn at the east side, presumably as a
result 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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