Temple of Deen

The Temple of Deen (also called Court Tomb of Laraghirril) is a Neolithic chamber tomb, located in the townland of Laraghirril, in the northeast of the Inishowen peninsula, in County Donegal in Ireland.

temple of deen

The Temple of Deen, also known as the Court Tomb of Laraghirril, is a remarkable example of a young Neolithic chambered tomb, specifically classified as a court tomb. It is nestled within the picturesque townland of Laraghirril (known as Larthach Iriail in Irish), located in the northeastern region of the captivating Inishowen Peninsula. This ancient site is situated approximately two kilometers south of the enchanting village of Culdaff and lies southwest of the awe-inspiring Bocan stone circle, forming an intriguing constellation of archaeological wonders within County Donegal, Ireland.

Court tombs, belonging to the megalithic family of chambered tombs, exhibit a unique architectural style that distinguishes them as significant cultural artifacts. Remarkably, these remarkable structures can be found in abundance, with a staggering collection of nearly 400 court tombs predominantly dispersed throughout the mystical landscapes of Ulster, in the northern reaches of Ireland and within the territory of Northern Ireland.

The Temple of Deen stands as a testament to the ingenuity and craftsmanship of its ancient builders, who harnessed the enduring power of stone to create a sacred space that has endured the test of time. This awe-inspiring tomb is a testament to the rich cultural and spiritual heritage of the Neolithic inhabitants of this region, offering invaluable insights into their burial practices and beliefs.



The Temple of Deen, Laraghirril, Co. Donegal, Ireland
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