Possible Boulder Burial Stones, Kintogher, Co. Sligo

Four possible boulder burial stones were identified on a north-facing slope  in Kintogher townland in 2008 by archaeologist Faith Bailey.

Possibly dating to the middle to late Bronze Age, boulder burials consist of megalithic size stones set on top of three or four smaller supporting stones and three of the four boulder burials found here are of this nature. Two large standing stones were also identified in this area, the largest approximately 2.2m in height, the smaller 1.2m.

Such burial sites are rare in this region and little is known about this particular site, which faces Benbulben mountain on land that, prior to land drainage and reclamation, would originally have formed part of the Drumcliff Estuary shoreline.


Possible Boulder Burial Stones Kintogher

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