Kilmogue Portal Tomb

Kilmogue Portal Tomb, also known as “Harristown Dolmen,” is a prehistoric monument located in County Kilkenny, Ireland.

Kilmogue Dolmen

Kilmogue Portal Tomb, also known as “Harristown Dolmen,” is a prehistoric monument located in County Kilkenny, Ireland. It is a type of megalithic tomb known as a portal tomb, which was built during the Neolithic period, around 4000-2500 BCE.

The tomb consists of two large upright stones, or portal stones, which support a large horizontal capstone. The capstone measures over 3 meters in length and 2 meters in width and weighs an estimated 30-40 tons. The tomb would have originally been covered by a mound of earth or stones, but this has been eroded over time, leaving the structure exposed.

The site is believed to have had ritual and ceremonial significance for the people who built it, and it may have been used as a burial site for important individuals or as a gathering place for communities to come together. It is also notable for the intricate carvings on the capstone, which include spirals, concentric circles, and other abstract designs.

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