MEGALITHIC MONUMENTS
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AUGHRIM WEDGE TOMB
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This tomb has been re-located from the south-eastern shoulder of  Slieve Rushen at
Aughrim county Cavan,following a full archaeological excavation. It fits into the
category of megalithic monuments known as '
wedge tomb' and is known locally as
'Giants Grave' and is believed to date to the late
Neolithic-early Bronze Age. A rough
circular kerb retained the cairn around the tomb but during reconstruction a different
stone was used to highlight portions which had been removed sometime in the past.
During excavation,evidence of inhumation and cremation was uncovered from the
tomb
gallery and under the cairn. Some decorated pot fragments associated with these
burials were also uncovered. Mr. John Canning, Archaeologist, conducted the
excavation during August- September 1992 with kind permission of The Office of
Public Works.
AUGHRIM WEDGE TOMB, COUNTY CAVAN
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54 5' 52.695"N...7 33' 30.557"W