Cairn F, Carnbane West, Loughcrew, Co. Meath.

Location – Midway between cairn D and L and is next to cairn G.
OS: N 570 773 (map 42)
GPS: N 57039 77358 (Accuracy – 5m)
Longitude: 7° 8' 7.47" W
Latitude: 53° 44' 33.76" N

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Description and History – This is one of the smaller tombs at the site with a circumference of 47m and diameter of 15m. The tombs has a kerb and cruciform chamber inside. A stone basin and an ironstone ball were found in the 19th century at the site and many of the internal stones are decorated with diamond and lozenge designs. It appears to be aligned with the sun in late April. It has been suggested that this tomb warns that the May cross-quarter day was near and that the sun was about to enter another tomb. 

Difficulty – As with most of the smaller tombs at the site I would recommend getting a map of the site before going out there so that you can easily find them and know which ones you are looking at. 

Cairn F retains a kerb and some, like this one, have faint traces of decoration left.

Some kerbs have been broken and are being overgrown.

Note the cruciform shape of the interior.

Lozenge and zig-zag decoration. 

Some faint decoration still visible.

Some cup marks are still visible here.

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