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Native name
Irish: An Carn Bán
Tiredigan Court Tomb
Cairnbaine Giant's Grave
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Type court cairn
Location Tiredegan, Smithborough,
County Monaghan, Ireland
Area Dartree
Elevation 129 m (423 ft)
Built c. 4000–3000 BC
National Monument of Ireland
Official name: Cairnbaine
Reference no. 367

Cairnbaine, also called Tiredigan Court Tomb, is a court cairn and National Monument located in County Monaghan, Ireland.


Cairnbaine is located 2.9 km (1.8 mi) southwest of Three Mile House.


Court cairns are the oldest kind of megalithic monument in Ireland, being built from 4000 BC onward.


Cairnbaine is a dual court tomb. The gallery is exposed and one roof slab is in place. In front of the gallery are court stones and the remains of a façade. The cairn itself is trapezoidal and measures 30 m (98 ft) long and 15 m (49 ft) wide.

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