Burren, county Cavan.

H 080 350 - Sheet 26

Nearest village: Blacklion

Burren comes from the Irish for a stony place, and is a not-uncommon place-name.
This tomb is not in
THE Burren of county Clare, where there are dozens of typical Irish wedge-tombs.

The Giant's Grave
is, like the other tombs in the townland, now somewhat lost in a forestry plantation.
Note how two of the front orthostats of the façade lean together to form a triangular entrance to the antechamber.

A painting of the tomb by
Tommy Barr

painting by Tommy Barr

Remarkable cups and rings and solution pits on the top surface of the front roof-stone:

compare with a tomb in SW France.

The same stone photographed 30 years later, using flash.

here or on a picture above to see another wedge-tomb in the same townland.


click here for a YouTube video.





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