ME02185 - NEWTOWN - Megalithic tomb - passage tomb

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Loughcrew cemetery, Cairn H. Excavated by Conwell in 1865 and 1868, and by Raferty in 1943, this kerbed cairn, 16m in diam., contains an unroofed cruciform passage-tomb opening to SE. The excavations produced considerable quantities of bone and passage-tomb artifacts. There was also evidence for Iron Age activity on the site. There are six decorated orthostats, and one sill stone and a kerb stone also bears decoration. (Herity 1974, 235; Shee 1981, 208-9) 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 2013

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

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