ME02735 - THOMASTOWN - Megalithic tomb - passage tomb

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It appears as if an area has been carved out of the SE edge of the hillock, creating a circular platform c. 15m in diameter. A collection of c. 12 stones running in a NW-SE direction form a possible passage. The two stones at the SW end (stone 1: 0.8m x 0.8m H 0.6m; stone 2 0.8m x 0.4m H 0.6m) are about 30cm apart and are roughly in line with a number of other stones that run down to the largest visible stone (0.9m x 0.6m; H 0.8m). There are a number of other stones set along the edge of the carved area of the hillock. It is not clear whether the stones are just the remains of quarrying or whether they are in fact the remains of a megalithic structure, possibly a passage tomb. Compiled by: Claire Breen and Michael Moore Date of upload: 28 July 2005

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

Monument Details

Address:
THOMASTOWN, Meath
GPS:
53.729, -7.07791
SMRS:
ME015-111----
what3words:
alleyways.spout.breed

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