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Moytirra East Court Tomb
Native name
Irish: Tuama Cúirte Mhaigh Tuireadh Thoir
Giant's Grave
Type court cairn
Location Moytirra East, Kilmactranny,
County Sligo, Ireland
Elevation 147 m (482 ft)
Built c. 4000–2500 BC
National Monument of Ireland
Official name: Moytirra East
Reference no. 465

Moytirra East Court Tomb, commonly called the Giant's Grave, is a court cairn and National Monument located in County Sligo, Ireland.

Location

Moytirra East court tomb is located 5 km (3.1 mi) west of Ballyfarnon, to the east of Lough Arrow.

History

Moytirra East Court Tomb was built c. 4000–2500 BC, in the Neolithic.

It was locally known as the Giant's Grave, and was said to hold the remains of a giant killed in the Battle of Moytura.

Description

Moytirra East Court Tomb has the remains of a U-shaped court leading to a four-chamber gallery. These would have been covered by a cairn, but these stones seem to have been removed.

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