Cabragh Wedge Tomb facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCabragh (I) Wedge Tomb
Irish: Tuama Dinge na Cabraí
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|Type||wedge-shaped gallery grave|
County Sligo, Ireland
|Elevation||174 m (571 ft)|
|Built||c. 2500–2000 BC|
|Official name: Cabragh Wedge Tomb|
Cabragh Wedge Tomb is located 4.7 km (2.9 mi) west of Coolaney in the foothills of the Ox Mountains. A tributary of the Owenbeg River flows to the west.
This wedge tomb was built c. 2500–2000 BC, in the Copper or Bronze Age. The entrance faces southwest, towards the setting sun at the winter solstice.
The tomb is 12 m (39 ft) long with double outer walling and entrance stones. There are two burial chambers 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) and 4 m (13 ft) long, with the roofstones collapsed inward.
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