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Ballyedmonduff Wedge Tomb
Native name
Irish: Tuama Dingeach Bhaile Éamainn Duibh
Giant’s Grave
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Type Wedge tomb
Location Barrack Road, Glencullen,
Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland
Height 1.83 m (6.0 ft)
Built c. 18th century BC
National Monument of Ireland
Official name: Ballyedmonduff
Reference no. 437
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Ballyedmonduff Wedge Tomb is a wedge-shaped gallery grave and a National Monument in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland.


Ballyedmonduff Wedge Tomb is found on the south-eastern slope of the Two Rock mountain.


This is an early bronze age wedge tomb, circa 1700 BC, and was situated in a small clearing in a planted forest before the trees surrounding it were cut down in 2020.

The tomb was excavated in the 1830s and then again in the 1940s; during this excavation cremated bone, a polished stone hammer, flints and pottery were found. The tomb is U-shaped and features double-walling; the rectangular chamber is divided into three parts.

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