Name : Fenagh
Beg Portal Tomb
Location : Fenagh
Beg townland, Fenagh, Co Leitrim
Access : There is no road access or a path to this
site. The site is north of the Mohill - Keshcarrigan road junction. North-West of Fenagh
village. You need to cross a number of fields to reach this site so bring boots, is it
also on private land so ask permission if you can.
Description : This is a fine specimen of a Portal
Tomb. At the moment there is only two of the stone supporting what remains of the
capstone. Two of the support stones have fallen and this has caused part of the capstone
to snap off. The Back of the site points to the North-west and the entrance is on the
South-eastern side. In the picture below you can see the fallen part of the capstone on
the ground .
I liked this portal tomb there is a local story that a warrior
from Donegal was supposedly buried in the tomb standing upright. I could stand inside
the tomb without bending over.
About 100m due north of this site is Fenagh Megalithic Tomb. For
those interested in Portal Tombs this one is well worth the visit.
This Site comprises 8 stones in all. 4 Supporting Stones
still standing ; 2 Support Stones Fallen ; 1 Fallen Capstone ; 1
Supporting Stones :
H-180cm, L-80cm, W-40cm - Eastern
stone on South side
H-140cm, L-210cm, W-30cm
-Western stone on South side
H-150cm, L-80cm, W-30cm -
Support stone on West side.
H-135cm, L-160cm, W-30cm -
Support stone on North side.
Fallen Stones :
Stone 1 - H-90cm, L-110cm , W-35cm - Northern Stone
Stone 2 - H-75cm,
L-100cm, W-40cm. - Southern Stone
Fallen Capstone :
L-200cm, B-140cm, W-40cm
L-370cm, B-170cm, W-40cm.