Name -: Loughscur Portal
Location -: Loughscur Townland, Keshcarrigan -
Carrick road, Keshcarrigan, Co Leitrim.
Access -: There is easy access to this site
with a pulling-in facility by the road and a stone path running down to the Portal Tomb.
The site is 2 Km. west of Keshcarrigan along the Carrick road on the North
side and is easily seen from the road.
Description -: This is a fine specimen of
a collapsed Portal Tomb. There are only two of the support stones still standing.
Which you can see above, they are still holding up one side of the capstone. The capstone
has collapsed inward and has split into 4 pieces of nearly identical size.
These picture let you see in more detail how this site has collapsed.
This site also has two satellite stones which can be seen in the picture below. They are
just below the tree on the right of the picture. One of the satellite stones is still
standing and one has fallen.
The picture above show how the site fell inwards with the capstone
breaking more or less down the middle , East to West and North to South.
For those interested in Portal Tombs this one is well worth the visit.
This site incorporates 9 stones in all. 2 support stones still
standing, 4 support stones fallen, 1 satellite stone standing and 1 fallen. 1
capstone which has split into 4 pieces.
Support Stones Still
Standing -: Stone S1 - H-96cm , L-130cm , W-20cm ;
Stone S2 - H-98cm , L-107cm , W-22cm.
Fallen Support Stones -:
Stone F1 - H-96cm , L-130cm , W-22cm ; Stone F2 - H-59cm ,
L-94cm , W-33cm ; Stone F3 - H-140cm , L-140cm , W-9cm ; Stone F4 - H-76cm ,
L-130cm , W-20cm.
Satellite Stones -:
Stone - H-73cm , L-115cm , W-41cm. ;
Standing Stone - H-78cm
, L-77cm , W-23cm.
Stone CS1 - L-200cm , B-130cm , W-41cm ; Stone CS2 - L-150cm , B-166cm ,
W-38cm ; Stone CS3 - L-210cm , B-130cm , W-41cm ; Stone CS4 - L-220cm ,
B-153cm , W-41cm.
if capstone was unbroken it would be
by 2.5m by .04m
Long. -: 07°57.9'W