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SLIDDERYFORD PORTAL TOMB
SLIDDERYFORD PORTAL TOMB, COUNTY DOWN
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PHOTO by Pip POWELL
2008
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This portal tomb is described as "a tripod dolmen" consisting of a massive capstone
supported by 3 uprights. The stone at the north corner is 2.8m in height and the other 2
are 1.2m. There is a 4th stone, a boulder, under the capstone but gives it no support. An
engraving in 1802 of the site shows an addition upright on the NE side and a pile of
stones on 3 sides of the chamber, possibly the remains of a cairn.
The standing stones at Ballyloughlin are located 300 to the SW.