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Cummeen Court Tomb
Native name
Irish: Tuama Cúirte an Choimín
Giant's Grave
Type court cairn
Location Cummeen, Sligo,
County Sligo, Ireland
Elevation 24 m (79 ft)
Built c. 4000–2500 BC
National Monument of Ireland
Official name: Cummeen Court Cairns
Reference no. 433

Cummeen Court Cairn is a court cairn and National Monument located in County Sligo, Ireland.

Location

Cummeen Court Cairn is located 3 km (1.9 mi) west of Sligo town centre, to the south of Cummeen Strand.

History

This court cairn was built c. 4000–2500 BC, in the Neolithic.

Description

Cummeen Court Cairn is a central court tomb with the court removed, standing on a raised earth platform up to 2 m (6 ft 7 in) above field level. Two galleries, aligned east-west, face each other 5 m (16 ft) apart. The east gallery was divided into two chambers and is 4.6 m (15 ft) long. The west gallery is 6 m (20 ft) long.

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