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HARRISTOWN PASSAGE TOMB
HARRISTOWN PASSAGE TOMB, COUNTY WATERFORD
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PHOTO by Pip POWELL
2008
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This fine passage tomb is located in rough pasture on the summit of a N-S ridge. The
undifferentiated passage is 6.1m in length and 1.05m in width at the entrance to 1.37m
opening to ENE. The tomb consists of a sill-stone with six side-stones on each side
which increase in height towards the west back-stone. Two of the original five lintels
are in place and is surrounded by a kerb of 27 stones 9.15m in diameter. It was
excavated in 1939 by J. Hawkes,when the cremated remains of two individuals and a
stone pendant were found in the passage, although it had previously been robbed-out.
The mound 15.25m in diameter, contained burials, all cremations, one with a vase food
vessel, three with cordoned urns and one with a pygmy cup. At least five other
cremations in shallow pits were also found with associated finds consisting of a razor,
a faience bead and perforated bone pins.  
CO-ORDINATES
52 11' 2.777"N...7 0' 43.642"W