Moytirra East, Court Tomb, Co. Sligo.

Location – About 2km E of Lough Arrow near Castlebaldwin and Carrowkeel.
OS: G 815 141 (map 25 and 26)
Longitude: 8° 16' 58.83" W
Latitude: 54° 4' 32.77" N
GPS: G 81477 14115 (Accuracy – 5m)
See map at the bottom of the page.

Description and History – This court tomb isn’t the largest I have seen and is quite ruined but you can still make out the shape and this is a very nice tomb to visit. Many stones are now missing from the outer court and it now forms a semi-circle while it was originally circular. The long and thin gallery is divided, by jamb stones, into many chambers. This is a good tomb to look at to see the overall layout of a court tomb because you can see the whole thing quite easily. None of the stones are much above 1m high. Of course this tomb is part of a much larger Neolithic landscape with other tombs nearby and not far from Carrowkeel. This is well worth a visit, although it is very overgrown at the moment.

Difficulty – This is easy to get to and is on private land but access has been made to the tomb and there is a gate.

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Looking from the court into the chambers. I am very unhappy with these photos and want to go back and get some better shots.

As you can see the tomb is very overgrown.

The entrance to the gallery.

The gallery.

Looking into the gallery.

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