Glencloghlea Portal Tomb

The Glencloghlea portal tomb is located under a tree in a pasture at the far eastern end of the townland of Glencloghlea, in County Kilkenny, Ireland.

Glencloghlea Portal Tomb

The Portal Tomb of Glencloghlea is located under a tree in a pasture at the far eastern end of the townland of Glencloghlea (in Irish, Gleann Cloiche Léithe – translated as “Gray Stone Valley”), in County Kilkenny, north of the N25 road, approximately 2.4 km west of New Ross in County Wexford, Republic of Ireland. Portal Tombs are megalithic structures found in Ireland and Britain, characterized by two equally tall, upright stones forming the front of the chamber and, together with the usually semi-height doorstone and the partly massive capstone, creating an H-shaped “door frame.” Most of the 175 monuments are located in the eastern half of Ireland.

The Portal Tomb, standing over 2.0 meters high, has a 1.5-meter thick curved capstone measuring about 3.0 × 2.4 meters. It is supported by one of the flat-like portal stones, which stands 1.5 meters high and the doorstone. The second portal stone is missing, and the end stone has collapsed.

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