Tibradden Cairn, Dublin, Ireland

Tibradden Hill is home to a prehistoric chambered cairn that has previously been incorrectly labelled as a passage tomb. The cairn measures 25 metres in diameter and about 3 metres in height. The passage into the cairn and the chamber that are visible today appear to have been created during an excavation of the site in 1849 by members of the Royal Irish Academy. During this excavation a stone lined cist grave was found, containing pottery and cremated remains.  The Irish for Tibradden Mountain is ‘Sliabh Thigh Bródáin’ meaning ‘mountain of the house of Bródáin’ and folklore suggest that this is his burial place. On the ground of the chamber a beautiful piece of spiral rock art can be seen. The views from the summit of Tibradden are a sight to behold as the cairn on Two Rocks, Montpelier Hill, Dublin Bay, the Wicklow Mountains and Howth can all be seen.  A lovely planned forest walk leads to the cairn and the summit and I wholeheartedly recommend this hike, it takes just over an hour.

GPS: 53.23861, -6.28032

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