southeast Ireland | County Kilkenny
Kilmogue Dolmen (or Harristown Dolmen) is located about 7 km north-east of Mullinavat Town in County Kilkenny (short distance off M9 motorway). It is also known as "Leac an Scail" what means "the stone of the hero". The exact date of construction is unknown, but dates back at least to 3000 BC. It's made of granite, and its portal stones are around 3.7m high. Together with capstone it reachs almost 5 m, what makes it one of the tallest portal tombs In Ireland. Its construction is a little unusual, it has box-like chamber (length of 3m, width of 2m and 1.3m in height) with its own smaller roofstone, which is also support for main capstone. The entrance faces north east, what means it is set to the summer solstice sunrise. There is also standing stone visible on the nearby field short distance from dolmen.
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