Parknabinnia (wedge tomb)

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Parknabinnia wedge tomb
Parknabinnia Wedge Tomb Cl 67 NE 2015 09 03.jpg
Parknabinnia wedge tomb in 2015
Parknabinnia (wedge tomb) is located in Ireland
Parknabinnia (wedge tomb)
Shown within Ireland
LocationKilnaboy, The Burren
RegionIreland
Coordinates52°59′17″N 9°05′42″W / 52.988°N 9.095°W / 52.988; -9.095
TypeWedge tomb
History
Periodslate Neolithic/early Bronze Age
Site notes
Ownershipon private property
Public accessYes

Parknabinnia wedge tomb is a prehistoric wedge tomb located in the Burren area of County Clare, Ireland.

Location[edit]

The tomb is located on Roughan Hill in the townland of Parknabinnia, in the parish of Kilnaboy. It is visible from the nearby road, but located on private property. There are a large number of other prehistoric structures on this hill: tombs, house remains and field walls. Creevagh wedge tomb is about 2.3 km away.[1]:43-6

Parknabinnia is one of eighty wedge tombs still extant in Clare. The largest concentration of them is found on Roughan Hill.[1]:43-6

Description[edit]

The tomb is wedge-shaped in ground plan, with the widest part facing south west towards the setting sun like all tombs of this type. The setting sun is thus thought to have been of special significance to the builders. Two stones closed the entrance of the tomb, one of which may have been removable.[1]:43-6

No wedge tomb in the Burren has so far been excavated, but the Roughan Hill tombs are tentatively dated to 2300 to 2000 BC.[1]:43-6[2]:8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Carthy, Hugh (2011). Burren Archaeology. The Collins Press. ISBN 9781848891050.
  2. ^ Cunningham, George (1998). Exploring the Burren. Country House, Dublin. ISBN 0-946172-59-5.

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