Ballygraffan dolmen

The Ballygraffan dolmen is located in the townland of the same name, directly beside a road, east of Ballygraffan Road, southeast of Comber in County Down, Northern Ireland.

Ballygraffan dolmen

The Portal Tomb of Ballygraffan is located in the townland of the same name (Irish: Baile Mhic Creamhthainn), directly beside a road, east of Ballygraffan Road, southeast of Comber in County Down, Northern Ireland. Portal tombs are megalithic structures found on the British Isles, characterized by two equally tall, upright stones with a door stone in between, forming the front of a chamber covered by a partially massive capstone.

Ballygraffan is a collapsed portal tomb. Its approximately 1.0-meter-thick capstone lies on a pile of large stones. It has not been excavated and is surrounded by a roughly stacked dry-stone wall, overgrown, and neglected. The northern edge of the structure rests on an outcrop of rocks. There is a lot of stone material present, but some of it may not be original. At the southern edge, there are four large, closely spaced boulders that may belong to an exedra.

Nearby are the Kempe Stones.

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