A pair of well-preserved and neighbouring tombs at Croaghbeg and Shalwy (nearest), county Donegal,
during excavation.

G 646 750 - Sheet 10

Nearest village: Kilcar
Nearest town: Killybegs

The farther tomb (Croaghbeg) had a subsidiary single-chamber tomb or kist built in its full forecourt,
which can be better seen by clicking on the photograph below.
The door-slab of the nearer tomb lies inside the first chamber of the gallery, which is entered through an impressive doorway with a gabled double-lintel.
These tombs command fine views - in this case of the sea and counties Sligo and Mayo to the south -
and both have cyclopean façades and galleries.

 

 

 

 


click on the image for a closer view of the farther tomb

 

 

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