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This magnificent monument is 2.4 meters in height with a cap stone 4.2 meters in length and a meter thick. The area is known locally as “cnocanchailighe” which translates as Hill of the Hag. This monument dates from the neolithic period about 3500BC.
Knockeen Portal Tomb
This is an amazing Portal Tomb that stands 3.5 meters in height with the portal stones standing at 2.8 meters high and form a porch with a door stone. It has two cap stones and this is similar to what is found elsewhere in Ireland
This Dolmen lies just beside the village of Dunhill and is dominated by its large boulder cap stone that rests on one orthostat and a large pile of smaller stones. It doesn’t have the usual style of a Dolmen but is very impressive with the cap stone estimated to weigh 30 tonnes.
Matthewstown Passage Tomb
Matthewstown Passage Tomb is located in a very modern farm complex so admission is gained by asking at the farm office only. This Passage Tomb is 3.5 meters long and 1.6 meters in width with 3 of its roof stones still in place.It looks like there has been movement on this Tomb over the millennia.
Ballymote Standing Stone
This stone stands at 3.7 meters and is described as a monolith. There is a number of reasons for these and range in age from thousands of years right up to the 18th and 19th centuries. Some of these may very well be the last stone of a destroyed Portal Tomb.
Ballynageeragh Portal Tomb
This Portal Tomb hasn’t been kept up to the high standard of other Dolmens in the locality due to block work that was carried out in the 1940s. It is still impressive in its own right and stands in the middle of a field.