Gaulstown Portal Tomb
Southeast Ireland | County Waterford
The dolmen located in Gaulstown, about 8 km southwest of Waterford is one the finest portal tombs in Ireland. Megalith is situated in small woodland at the foot of hillside locally known as "Hill of the Hag" and dates from around 3500 BC. The huge rectangular capstone of dimensions approx 4m by 2.5m (1m thick) and weight about 6 tons rests on 5 upright stones, two of which, the portal stones have a height of 2.4 m. Probably the tomb was once enclosed by a mound or cairn, which has since been removed or eroded away. The monument has undergone substantial maintenance, the concrete base was added to support the stones, but it has just very little impact on appearance. Probably the tomb was once enclosed by a mound or cairn, which has since been removed or eroded away.
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