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.

see the nearby wedge tomb

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