Harristown, county Waterford

S 677 040 - Sheet 76

On top of a low hill, this low tomb commands a fine view and is the most impressive of a group of County Waterford passage-tombs which resemble those of the Scilly Isles off Cornwall in that the chamber and the passage are one. The wedge-shaped passage/chamber and the partial doubling of the side walls in this example show some influence from wedge-tombs. Only 2 roofstones survive. The sepulchre is surrounded by remains of its cairn, and a kerb of orthostats broken at the entrance to the passage/chamber in which there is a low sill-stone.

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