Aghaderrard Court Tomb

Aghaderrard Court Tomb is a court cairn and National Monument located in County Leitrim, Ireland.[1][2]

Aghaderrard Court Tomb
Native name
Irish: Tuama Cúirte Achadh an Doire Aird
The Druid's Altar
Location of Aghaderrard Court Tomb in Ireland
Typecourt cairn
LocationAghaderrard West, Buckode,
County Leitrim, Ireland
Coordinates54.434887°N 8.238940°W / 54.434887; -8.238940
Elevation56 m (184 ft)
Builtc. 4000–2500 BC
Official name: Aghaderrard
Reference no.477

Location

Aghaderrard Court Tomb is located south of Lough Melvin, halfway between Buckode and Kinlough.[3]

History

Aghaderrard Court Tomb was built c. 4000–2500 BC, in the Neolithic.[4]

Description

One longitudinal half of the court cairn survives, with roofstones tipped over the side stones. Behind this is an altar-like stone with six large cup marks. This was formerly known as "The Druid's Altar."[5][6]

References

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