Kilmashogue Wedge Tomb, Dublin, Ireland

I’ve been meaning to trek up to the Kilmashogue Wedge Tomb for months now and the beautiful autumn morning light today seemed to invite a visit. Located about 150 metres from the main car park for Kilmashogue Wood this is an incredibly peaceful place. Originally this would have been a cairn but has been flattened over the years, There is a central rectangular chamber 4 metres by 1.5 metres wide. The entrance of the chamber faces directly towards another mound on Montpelier Hill. The tomb was constructed around 2000BC, a number of cist graces were inserted into the cairn at a later date (around 1000BC). One of these cist graves has its capstone moved and it was here that a Bronze Age  urn and two food vessels were found in 1953. As I walked in the woods around the tomb it struck me how many odd rock formations dotted the area, I have a feeling this place would have a lot more to tell us if it is ever further excavated.

GPS: 53.25803, -6.27595

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