Loughmoney Portal Tomb

The Loughmoney portal tomb (also known as Loughmoney Dolmen) is located east of Downpatrick, above and south of Strangford Lough, at the junction of Loughmoney and Carrownacaw Road in County Down, Northern Ireland.

Loughmoney Portal Tomb

The Portal Tomb of Loughmoney (also known as Loughmoney Dolmen) is located east of Downpatrick, above and south of Strangford Lough, at the junction of Loughmoney and Carrownacaw Road in County Down, Northern Ireland.

Its two slate side stones are only about 1.0 meter tall. The capstone, measuring 0.6 meters in thickness, is slightly longer than the side stones. The monument is described as a Portal Tomb in the Northern Ireland Sites and Monuments Record. The length of the stones and the absence of an end stone suggest that it may also be the remains of a Passage Tomb or Court Tomb. The tomb is approximately 3.0 meters long, 1.0 meter wide, and 1.6 meters high, with the entrance facing northwest. There are no traces of a covering cairn. The tomb was scheduled for protection in 1974 but was not considered in 2008 when the conditions changed. After it collapsed in the meantime, the tomb was restored to its original position.

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