Cloneen, Wedge Tomb, Co. Tipperary.

Location –    The tomb is in the front garden of a house overlooking the valley below on the road parallel to the N62.

OS: S 135 875 (map 60)
Longitude: 7° 47' 57.07" W
Latitude: 52° 56' 17.47" N

Description and history – Little remains of this wedge tomb but is still worth a look and it must have been a sizeable monument judging by the size of the remaining stones.   The largest of the stones is about 1.6m long and 70cm high.  This was possibly the closing stone of the tomb.  A second stone sits at a right angle to the main stone and is possible a side stone to the main chamber.  The tomb appeared to have an E-W alignment.  Two fallen stones would have also been part of the tomb.  A tree has grown through the middle of the tomb pushing these two fallen stones out of position.  Somebody has recently places a kerb of small stones around the tree.

Difficulty – This site is easy to find and navigate. It is, however, in a private dwelling and therefore permission is necessary.

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Date of visit: 10th October, 2009.