Ballynageeragh Portal Tomb

Ballynageeragh Portal Tomb is a megalithic tomb located in County Waterford, Ireland. It is one of the finest examples of this type of tomb in Ireland.

Ballynageeragh Portal Tomb

Ballynageeragh Portal Tomb is a megalithic tomb located in County Waterford, Ireland. It is also known as the Gaulstown Portal Tomb and is one of the finest examples of this type of tomb in Ireland.

The tomb consists of two large upright stones, or portal stones, which support a large capstone or roof. The capstone measures about 4 meters in length and weighs an estimated 10 tons. The space between the portal stones and the capstone is filled with smaller stones to form the chamber of the tomb.

Ballynageeragh Portal Tomb is thought to have been built during the Neolithic period, around 4000-2500 BCE, and was likely used for communal burial of the dead. The site is also believed to have had some ritual or ceremonial significance to the people who built it.

Today, the Ballynageeragh Portal Tomb is a popular tourist attraction and is recognized as a National Monument of Ireland.

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