MONUMENT OF THE MONTH

MEGALITHIC MONUMENTS
          OF IRELAND.COM
CO-ORDINATES
51 45' 29.99"N...9 10' 51.951"W
                                                               DIRECTIONS
From  Dunmanway,take the R587 north. At the village of Shanlaragh turn left onto the R585,west towards
Kealkill. Continue until you reach the village of Togher. Go through the village and take the 3rd left heading
towards Derrynacaheragh. After 1km take the next sharp left turning. At the junction on the left you will see
a gateway leading to a farmhouse. The tomb is halfway between the gate and the house under two oak trees
OCTOBER 2010
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KEENRATH WEDGE TOMB COUNTY CORK
                This fantastic wedge tomb is located on a low knoll,in rolling tillage in the basin of the Bandon
river that is now the front garden of an old manor house. The ruined gallery which measures 3m in length and
1m in width is aligned ENE - WSW and is covered by three roof-stones. The west end of the south side has now
collapsed and there is a kink in the north wall. A jamb-like stone at the entrance, suggests some form of portico
arrangement. The outer-walling is represented by two stones to the south of the gallery. The top surface of two
of the roof-stones are peppered with cup-marks,the central roof-stone being the better of the two. There is no
clear indications of a surrounding mound. An ogham stone at
Keenrath is 500m east behind a cottage.
THE CENTRAL ROOF-STONE
WITH CUP-MARKS
VIEW FROM THE EAST
THE BACK ROOF-STONE WITH
CUP-MARKS
KEENRATH WEDGE TOMB COUNTY CORK
KEENRATH WEDGE TOMB COUNTY CORK
KEENRATH WEDGE TOMB COUNTY CORK
KEENRATH WEDGE TOMB COUNTY CORK
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PHOTO by Pip POWELL
AUG 2010
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PHOTO by Pip POWELL
AUG 2010
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PHOTO by Pip POWELL
AUG 2010
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