Cairn V, Carnbane East, Loughcrew, Co. Meath.

Location – This tomb is located to the E of Cairn T near the field boundary.
OS: N 586 775 (map 42)
GPS: N 58605 77574 (Accuracy – 3m)
Longitude: 7° 6' 41.88" W
Latitude: 53° 44' 40.13" N
See map at the bottom of the page.

Description and History – This tomb has a remaining kerb of 30 stones, passage and chamber. It measures around 31.5m in circumference and 10m in diameter. A large standing stone sits close to the kerb as well and decoration remains on at least four of the chamber stones. The chamber is in a rough cruciform shape but with two chambers on either side instead of one. I certainly got the impression that this would have been a very striking tomb when complete. Like so many at Loughcrew it only gives the barest hint at what it once was. 

Difficulty – This tomb is easily spotted and reached from the entrance to cairn T. 














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