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Caheraphuca Wedge Tomb
Native name
Irish: Tuama Dinge Chathair an Phúca
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Type wedge-shaped gallery grave
Location Caheraphuca, Crusheen,
County Clare, Ireland
Built c. 2500–2000 BC
National Monument of Ireland
Official name: Caheraphuca Wedge Tomb
Reference no. 466

Caheraphuca wedge tomb is a wedge-shaped gallery grave and National Monument located near Crusheen in County Clare, Ireland.


Caheraphuca wedge tomb is located in Caheraphuca townland of Inchicronan parish, immediately southwest of Crusheen, to the north of Inchicronan Lough.


Wedge tombs of this kind were built in Ireland in the late Neolithic and early Bronze Age, c. 2500–2000 BC. The name derives from Irish cathair an phúca, "dwelling of the púca."


A long chamber of five stones supports two roofstones; these may originally have been a single roofstone that was later broken.

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