Burren, county Cavan.

H 080 350 - Sheet 26

Nearest village: Blacklion


NOTE:
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 now somewhat lost in a dreary conifer 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.

 


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

 

 

Click here for more pictures of this wedge-tomb on a fraternal site...

...and here for a YouTube video.

 

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