MEGALITHIC MONUMENTS
             OF IRELAND.COM
MAYO PORTAL TOMB
MAYO PORTAL TOMB, COUNTY CAVAN
This ruined portal tomb, not marked on the early editions of the OSI or Historic maps,
is located on a low ridge in pasture, east of the town of Cootehill (Muinchille) & north
of the court tomb at Cohaw and the R192. The chamber, now incorporated into a field
fence, is quite damaged. It faces NW and is about 3m in length and 1.5m in width. At
its more northerly side, a portal-stone 1.55m in height, rises 0.85m above the adjoining
side-stone. Beyond this a low back-stone is set askew to the main axis of the chamber.
At the south, a side-stone is in place but the portal-stone has fallen. An
outward-leaning sill-stone marks the front of the chamber. A displaced slab in the
chamber may be part of a capstone. Another displaced slab lies to the north of the
fallen portal-stone.

N.B. -: The newer editions of the OSI maps places the portal tomb in the position of the
standing stone at Mayo & vice-versa.
CO-ORDINATES
54 4’ 0.482”N   7 1’ 22.391”W
SMR:-CV018-012
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