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Labbacallee wedge tomb

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Labbacallee Wedge Tomb - VisionsofthePast - cc

Informations about Labbacallee wedge tomb

Location in Ireland Ireland County: County Cork (Republic of Ireland)
Location :
Address : southeast of Glanworth

Type de lieu Type : ,  

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The Labbacallee Wedge Tomb is an impressive prehistoric tomb, located not far from Fermoy and Glanworth in County Cork. It is Ireland’s largest prehistoric tomb dating back to 2300 BC.

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The biggest tomb of that time!

The Labbacallee Wedge Tomb is more than ten meters long. It consists of 3 cover slabs, forming a rectangular chamber and a second, smaller, adjoining cavity. The gallery is then protected by a triple side wall, as well as by a row of stones about 1m30 high.

The site was reportedly excavated in 1934, revealing numerous remains of human bones as well as skulls that were buried there. Stone tools and fragments of pottery are also said to have been found there.

The site has the merit of being impressive: these cover slabs alone weigh more than 30 tons together. An impressive figure, which the research community is asking about. How was the tomb built? What means were used? Questions that remain unanswered to this day.


Practical informations


Adresse Address: southeast of Glanworth
Location: (County Cork)

GPS coordinatesGPS : 52.174224,-8.334439

PricePrice* :

free

*indicative price may vary according to the season and the policy of the establishment.





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