It was already raining pretty heavily the afternoon I parked near Cunard Portal Tomb, though I hadn’t fully realised how boggy the trek down to the tomb was going to be! Cunard Portal Tomb does not appear on the current OSI maps and no pointers mark its location. I followed a small stream down the hill as I’d heard the tomb could be found next to it, this pleasant little stream is a tributary of the River Dodder which flows from the mountains down into the city. Its a real joy when the tomb’s 2.2 metre diamond-shaped capstone comes into view around 500 metres down the hill. Unfortunately the tomb is smaller than it would have been at the time of its construction as the portal stones have been removed and only three chamber stones remain. Despite this, Cunard Portal Tomb still looks quite remarkable standing 1.6 metres tall and overlooking the valley below it.
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Never heard of it. Glad you posted this. Wonder why it`s called Cunard? Any connection with the liner family of the same name?
The area is called Cunard also but I cannot find its origin.
When you stop to consider the effort it took to place the capstone, it just adds to the mystery and wonder.
Well done Ed, tried to find Cunard during the summer but ran out of time !
Will have to give it another go after looking at your shots.
Just make sure you stick to the right hand side of the stream as you travel down the hill, its only about 500 metres down but seems a lot further. Also be careful its very very boggy.
As far as I know the original spelling was Conrad rather than the present way Cunard
Hi Donie, Hadn’t heard that one before, any idea of a source?
Thanks for finally talking about >Cunard Portal Tomb, Co.
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