ME02192 - NEWTOWN - Megalithic tomb - passage tomb

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Loughcrew Cemetery, Cairn L. Excavated by Conwell in 1865, this kerbed cairn, 41m in diam., contains a corbel-roofed eight-celled passage-tomb, opening to SE. The dry-walled entry leading to the passage is part of the modern restoration of the monument. A basin survives in two opposing cells to N and S of the main chamber. There are sixteen decorated orthostats. (Herity 1974, 237-9; Shee Twohig 1981, 211-13; Moore 1987, 19, no. 64) 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. Attached are plans (ME015-003010-_01.pdf and ME015-003010-_02.pdf) of the monument at a scale of 1:100 and 1:50 (chamber) and a document (ME015-003010-_03.pdf), 'Tomb L, Carnbane West, Loughcrew Hills, County Meath - archaeoastronomical assessment' uploaded courtesy of Dr. Frank Prendergast, Dublin Institute of Technology. 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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