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Carrowreagh Court Tomb
Native name
Irish: Tuama Cúirte na Ceathrún Riabhaí
Type court cairn
Location Carrowreagh, Kilmactigue,
County Sligo, Ireland
Elevation 262 m (860 ft)
Built c. 4000–2500 BC
National Monument of Ireland
Official name: Carrowreagh Court Tomb
Reference no. 479

Carrowreagh Court Tomb is a court cairn and National Monument located in County Sligo, Ireland.

Location

Carrowreagh Court Tomb is located 3.9 km (2.4 mi) northwest of Aclare, high in the Slieve Gamph Mountains in the middle of a peat bog.

History

Carrowreagh Court Tomb was constructed in the Neolithic, c. 4000–2500 BC. A cist was found nearby, 30 m (33 yd) to the SW.

The court was located in the northwest. The gallery is kite-shaped with an entrance 2 m (6½ ft) wide. This widens to over 3 m (10 ft) at the jambs. There may have been three or four terminal chambers, an unusually high number – it is hard to be exact as the stones are in disarray.

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