52 48' 44.589"N...6 49' 25.732"W
From Carlow take the R725,Tullow road for about 5kms.The site is
located about 200m off the road beside a two-storey house.
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PHOTO by Pip POWELL
|BAUNOGENASRAID LINKARDSTOWN TOMB
This National Monument is marked on the OS maps as a Tumulus but it is a type of passage tomb known as
a Linkardstown tomb.The circumference of the cairn is about 40m and it seems to have a east-west alignment
with the entrance on the eastern side.There is a lot of disturbance of the cairn on the western side but this is
most likely from unauthorized digging.The kerb stones are only 1m in height,none showing any
decoration,and are all in place except for the disturbed portion,where they have been moved about 2m from
the cairn.In some places,especially on the north and south sides of the tomb,there seems to by an outer
walling about 1m from the kerb stones and running around to the entrance,where they meet at two small
trees,giving the appearance of a court.It is impossible to gain access to the chamber as the whole cairn is
covered with thick thorn bushes
but with a little work this could be a fantastic monument for an archaeological investigation.