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Carrowcastle Wedge Tomb
Native name
Irish: Tuama Dinge Cheathrú an Chaisleáin
Type wedge-shaped gallery grave
Location Carrowcastle, Bohola,
County Mayo, Ireland
Elevation 32 m (105 ft)
Built c. 2500 – 2000 BC
Owner State
National Monument of Ireland
Official name: Carrowcastle Wedge Tomb
Reference no. 293

Carrowcastle Wedge Tomb is a wedge-shaped gallery grave and National Monument located in County Mayo, Ireland.

Location

Carrowcastle Wedge Tomb is located 5 km (3.1 mi) southeast of Ballina village, to the west of Slieve Gamph.

History

This wedge tomb was built c. 2500 – 2000 BC, in the Copper or Bronze Age.

Description

The round capstone sits above a small gallery. There is much cairn material and the remains of a mound visible.

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