Annaghmare Cairn

The court tomb at Annaghmare is one of the best preserved examples of its type, with many of its features preserved in situ after they were first revealed during excavation in 1963-64. Known locally as the Horned Cairn, the court is over eight metres in diameter. Known locally as the Horned Cairn, the court is over eight metres in diameter.

The horsehoe-shaped forecourt is defined by several large stones up to 1.9m high, with the spaces between filled with drystone-walling.

Two subsidiary chambers were added to the northern end of the twenty metre long cairn at a later date. The court is semi-circular and comprised of both large and small orthostats with drystone walling between them. From the picture above you can see the dry walling and one of the large pointed orthostats that give the tomb its local name.

Source credit: Communities NI

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