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Ballynageeragh Portal Tomb
Cromleac Bhaile na gCiarraíoch
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The tomb at sunrise
Ballynageeragh Portal Tomb is located in Ireland
Ballynageeragh Portal Tomb
Location in Ireland
Alternative name Ballinageerah Dolmen
Location Ballynageeragh, Dunhill, County Waterford
Region Ireland
Coordinates 52°10′40″N 7°16′37″W / 52.177811°N 7.276862°W / 52.177811; -7.276862
Type dolmen
Material stone
Founded 4000–3000 BC
Periods Neolithic
Site notes
Condition Poorly reconstructed
Ownership Veale family
Public access Yes
National Monument of Ireland
Reference no. 384

Ballynageeragh Portal Tomb is a dolmen and National Monument situated in County Waterford, Ireland.


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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