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Haroldstown Dolmen

Haroldstown Dolmen

Southeast Ireland | County Carlow

Haroldstown Dolmen is situated on the banks of the Derren River about 8 km northeast from Tullow in County Carlow, just off the road R727 beside the Acaun Bridge. It is a very well preserved portal tomb which dates back to the Neolithic period (4200 - 2400 BC). It consists of two slightly tilted granite capstones supported on ten large upright stones, two of which serves as portal stones. The chamber is spacious and measures about 12 square meters, which is bigger than the average portal tomb chamber. It is likely that this tomb was home to human occupants in the 19th century, and the gaps between the supporting stones were once filled with mud and turf. The monument is situated on private land so permission is always advisable. However, it is clearly visible from the road.

    • Private land: permission advisable
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    • -6.663346
  • CAR PARK :
    • Roadside

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