|MONUMENT OF THE MONTH
52 55' 46.858"N...7 8' 44.163"W
From Athy, take the N78 south towards Kilkenny. At Newtown, turn right (NW) onto the R430 towards
Timahoe. Continue on this road, through Swan until you come to McCormack's Cross Roads. Turn right
here and travel a further 2.5km approx;. The tomb will be on your left before a farmhouse, on top of a
small hill. Access is from a field gate 50m before the farmhouse.
|MONAMANRY MEGALITHIC TOMB COUNTY LAOIS
|FROM THE SOUTH
|FROM THE EAST
|This tomb stands on top of a small hill, on elevated arable land and is marked on the OS map and Historic
maps as 'Driud's Altar'. It is a circular mound 9m to 10m in diameter and 0.75m in maximum height. A kerb
of small stones survive around almost all of the circumference but are some what concealed in the ground at
the west. Two set stones, about 1m inside the kerb in the NE quadrant, indicate an inner kerb and there is a
hollow measuring 3.50m in length and 2m in width at the centre of the mound where a slab 1.2m in length
and 0.80m in width, lies elevated slightly above the ground which may be the roof of the tomb.