Loughcrew cemetery, Cairn T. This, the principal tomb on Slieve na Calliaghe hill, was excavated by Conwell; the monument has been restored by the Office of Public Works. A kerbed cairn, 35m in diam., contains a cruciform passage-tomb opening to SE. Decoration occurs on nineteen orthostats, two sill stones, eight roof stones, one kerb stone, and on one other lost fragment. (Herity 1974, 242; Shee 1981, 214-17)
The above description is derived from the published 'Archaeological Inventory of County Meath' (Dublin: Stationery Office, 1987). In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated in the light of recent research.
Revised by: Paul Walsh
Date of upload: 13 March 2013Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.