Forelacka, Tumulus, Co. Offaly.

Location – In the Slieve Bloom Mountains near the holy well at Cumber Upper and standing stone at Glenafelly.
OS: N 208 032
Longitude: 7° 41' 22.52" W
Latitude: 53° 4' 44.55" N

Description and History – This is yet another site that I will have to go back to.  A lack of time and confusion over access meant we didn’t get to see the tumulus.  The reason why I want to see this particular mound is because of the suspicion that some archaeologist have that this mound is hiding a megalithic tomb.  It is roughly 3m high and 19.2m in diameter.  All I have to show for my visit is a blurry photograph of half the mound.  I intend to go back here and expand on this page and, of course, provide better photographs.

Difficulty – The mound is located, according to the map, along an official nature walk on the Slieve Blooms.  However, when you get to the site there are a lot of signs warning that the land is private and trespassers will be prosecuted.  I am a bit confused about the right to access. 

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Because of the confusion over access all I have to show for my visit here is one slightly blurry photo of half the mound.  Disappointing I know but at least I have a reason to go back.