Coom Wedge Tomb facts for kids
Viewed from the north-east
|Location||Iveragh Peninsula, County Kerry
It is a wedge tomb, aligned west-east, about 5 metres (16 ft) long and 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) wide; the entrance is at the west end. The chamber is about 3 metres (9.8 ft) long, covered by a single slab. There is an open antechamber in front of this, with three large stones on each side, the tallest about 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) high.
In The Pursuit of Diarmuid and Gráinne, a story in Irish mythology, Diarmuid Ua Duibhne and Gráinne were pursued by Fionn mac Cumhaill. They hid in caves to evade capture or, where there were no caves, Diarmuid made shelters. Coom Wedge Tomb, being such a shelter, is known as "Diarmuid and Gráinne's Bed", like other wedge tombs in Ireland.
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