Muntermellan, county Donegal: Dermot and Grania's Bed or The Dane's Cave*
Tucked between two rocky ridges overlooking Dunfanaghy, the sea, and a
panorama of Errigal and Muckish mountains beyond, this tomb is bolder and
more dramatic than most modern sculpture. There are two roofstones - a table-like
horizontal slab, and a larger one which has been displaced and now leans against
the slender upright portal-slab on the right. Obviously, the entrance-portals
have been pushed together both before and after the capstone slipped.
C 018 388 - Sheet 2
Nearest village: Dunfanaghy
*The Dane's Cave is a name dating
from the 18th century,
when antiquarians thought that Vikings were responsible for Irish megaliths and earthworks.