Court Tombs

Name: Loughscur Court Tomb

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Location:  Loughscur Townland, Keshcarrigan, Co Leitrim.

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Access: No road or lane access but the site is close to the road. It is beside the Ballinamore-Ballyconnell canal just before the southern entrance into Lough Scur and caan be accessed by boat.

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 From Carrick-on Shannon take the road to Ballinamore. Follow it until you come to the Keshcarrigan turn off take the road to Keshcarrigan and follow it for 2km then take the turning to the left towards Drumcong. Travel for 1km then pull over just before the bridge over the canal. The site is just to the North-east.

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Description: This court tomb sit atop a small mound. It is in reasonable condition with the back wall on the North side and the side wall on the West side still standing as is the entrance way on the South side. The entrance is facing East towards Lough Scur. A single Hawthorn tree dominates this site and with the slow growing nature of Hawthorn this one is really old.

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Measurements: There are 17 stones in all remaining. 8 stones on the North wall, 2 stones on the west wall , 5 stones making up the entrance , and 2 stones outliers.

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Standing Stones:

Stone - H-30cm , L-50cm , W-10cm.  - West wall South stone

Stone - H-60cm , L-120cm , W-15cm - West wall North stone

Stone - H-40cm , L-60cm , W-25cm - North wall From West-East

Stone - H-50cm , L-80cm , W-15cm - North wall

Stone - H-52cm , L-40cm , W-23cm - North wall

Stone - H-70cm , L-80cm , W-14cm - North wall

Stone - H-60cm , L-90cm , W-18cm - North wall

Stone - H-55cm , L-70cm , W-24cm - North wall

Stone - H-40cm , L-86cm , W-10cm  - North wall

Stone - H-80cm , L-125cm , W-20cm - North wall

Stone - H-64cm , L-90cm , W-33cm - North wall of Entrance way East stone

Stone - H-50cm , L-114cm , W-24cm - North wall of Entrance way middle stone

Stone - H-20cm , L-95cm , W-36cm - North wall of Entrance way West stone

Stone - H-70cm , L-43cm , W-25cm - South wall of Entrance way East stone

Stone - H-45cm , L-94cm , W-20cm - South wall of Entrance way West stone

Stone - B-120cm , L-150cm , W-30+cm - outlier covered in moss (may have been a roof stone)

Stone - B-120cm , L-150cm , W-34cm - outlier (may have been a roof stone)

Lat. : 54 01.3' N  ;  Long. : 07 58.1' W

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