Labbacallee Wedge Tomb (North Cork)

The Labbacallee Wedge Tomb is one of the largest Wedge Tombs in all of Ireland.  The Wedge Tombs are long burial chambers that narrow on one end--hence the name.  These stone tombs were once covered with earth in a burial mound, and date as far back as 2,000 B.C.  The Tomb at Labbacallee shows a large central chamber, rectangular in shape, and a smaller chamber behind it.  A number of large standing stones border the site.

The main burial chamber, viewed from above.

The length of the burial chamber.

W&L students admiring Wedge Tomb.  Murch in particular was impressed.

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