Early Spring: bluebell covered
Lough Meelagh / Knockranny Court Tomb
Meelagh, Knockranny, Keadew, Co. Roscommon
There is parking facility close to the site, beside Lough
Meelagh. From Keadew take the road to Ballyfarnon. The parking facility is 1 km
outside Keadew town. There is a woodland trail with raised walkways over the
more swampy parts, leading to the site itself. It is about 200 meters from the
This is a well maintained site with the undergrowth being
cut back on a regular basis. The Court Tomb is covered in bluebells during the
spring. The sites contains a large central chamber 4.5m
wide and 4.8m in long. There is a entrance way on the NE side of the site.
Entrance to the chamber was in a SE direction. There is a smaller chamber to the
NW of the main chamber. It is 4.3m long by 1.75 m across.
This site, surrounded by a Ash and Pine forest with Nature walks, is
well worth a visit and is perfect for a day's outing. There are two Walking trails that pass close to this site.
Keadue is also the Town that holds the yearly Harpers Festival.
Lat.: 54° 03.2' N ;
08° 09.2' W
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