ME00580 - RATHKENNY - Megalithic tomb - portal tomb

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The remains consist of a large roofstone (3.25m x 2.3m x 0.85m thick) resting against a single upright stone (1.45m), possibly the sole surviving orthostat of a portal-tomb. An inclined slab beside it to the S appears to be set in the ground and may represent a further structural element, possible a sillstone. The underside of the roof stone and N face of the orthostat are ornamented with picked circular designs and arcs and includes a small triskele motif. (Shee 1981, 236; Moore 1987, no. 71; Shee Twohig 2004, 226) Revised by: Paul Walsh Date of upload: 18 April 2017

Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Monument Details

Address:
RATHKENNY, Meath
GPS:
53.7609, -6.65313
SMRS:
ME012-035----
what3words:
broody.prying.grocers

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