Name : Churchfield Portal
Churchfield Townland, between
Keshcarrigan and Fenagh, Co. Leitrim.
Access : There is easy access to this site by
the road. Go East out of Keshcarrigan for 3 Km. Take what will be the second road on the
left and travel north for 1 Km. You will come to a y-junction follow the main road
round to the right, carry on for a half a Km. and pull over. This site will be on the
right, at the top of the first rise buried in a old dry-stone wall.
Description : This is another fine example of a
Portal Tomb. Over the years this site has been incorporated as part of a dividing wall.
There are 6 stones involved in this Portal Tomb. 5 Support stones
and 1 capstone. The back of the site points towards the East with the entrance
on the West
Looking East into Chamber
There are 6 stones in all. 4 Support Stones , 1 Entrance Stone and 1 Capstone
Support stones :
Stone 1-; H-170cm ; L-110cm ; W-50cm : Stone 2-; H-160 ; L-207cm ;
W-30cm : Stone 3-; H-120cm ; L-146cm ; W-33cm : Stone 4-; H-200cm ;
L-84cm ; W-81cm :
Entrance Stone :
H-70cm ; L-60cm ; W-15.
Capstone : L-230cm ;
B-180cm ; W-30cm.
Lat. : 54° 02'N ;