Ballynageeragh Portal Tomb facts for kids
Cromleac Bhaile na gCiarraíoch
The tomb at sunrise
|Alternative name||Ballinageerah Dolmen|
|Location||Ballynageeragh, Dunhill, County Waterford|
The tomb is located in pastureland 1 km (⅔ mile) northwest of Dunhill, near the headwaters of the Annestown River.
Dolmens were constructed in Ireland in the 4th millennium BC. Investigations in the late 1930s revealed cremated bone, flint and charcoal in the chamber. The tomb was (clumsily) reconstructed in 1940.
The dolmen has an oval capstone, 4 × 2.65 × 0.7 m, weighing 6¾ tons. The tomb faces southwest (toward the setting sun) but the portal-stones are missing. The capstone rests on a doorstone and a cushion stone on top of the back stone. There are several side stones.
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