Carrowcrom Wedge Tomb facts for kids
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Irish: Tuama Dinge na Ceathrún Croime
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|Type||wedge-shaped gallery grave|
County Mayo, Ireland
|Elevation||43 m (141 ft)|
|Height||1.5 m (4 ft 11 in)|
|Built||c. 2500 – 2000 BC|
|Official name: Carrowcrom Wedge Tomb; Carrowcrom Megalithic Tomb; Carrowcrom Cairn; Carrowcrom Standing Stone; Carrowcrom Standing Stone|
Carrowcrom Wedge Tomb is located 7 km (4.3 mi) east-southeast of Ballina town, to the west of Slieve Gamph, in the upper reaches of the Srufaungal River.
This wedge tomb was built c. 2500 – 2000 BC, in the Copper or Bronze Age.
Partially renovated. The wedge-shaped gallery is 3.1 metres (10 ft) long and 1.3 metres (4 ft 3 in) wide, orthostats either side. Two roof stones completely cover the gallery. The whole structure is still covered by a U-shaped cairn.
It faces southwest, towards the setting sun.
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