Proleek, county Louth:
"The Giant's Load"
J 086 119 - Sheet 29
Nearest town: Dundalk
This fine sculpture has a huge 40-tonne capstone balanced on two portal-stones
over 2.1 metres high and a backstone 1.8 metres high. There may not
have been other stones to complete the chamber. There are always many
pebbles on top of the domed capstone: if one tossed up does not come
rolling down again, the thrower will be married within twelve months!
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The tomb-skeleton - and the pebbles thrown on top - in silhouette.
click on the picture to see the nearby Wedge-tomb
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