Goward, county Down

J 244 310 - Sheet 29

Nearest town: Hilltown

"Cloughmore", or Pat Kearney's Big Stone, has an enormous 50-tonne granite capstone which has slipped,
exposing a chamber closed by a slender door-slab over 1.5 metres high (seen edge-on in the picture below).

As at Tirnony (Derry) and Ticloy (Antrim) a flanking, free-standing orthostat (front, left
in the picture below)
suggests a derivation from the court-type of tomb.
Note also the 'shouldering' of the right-hand portal-stone: a feature of megaliths in south Down.

photo taken in January, 2003

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