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Clonlum Cairn

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Craigavon, Ireland

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Clonlum South Cairn
At Clonlum South Cairn, located to the east of Slieve Gullion, you will find the remains of an important megalithic tomb. Clonlum cairn shows signs of the transition between the court tomb builders and the portal tomb builders and is thought to date from around 2000BC. It is thought this tomb depleted in the early 19th Century when its stones were used to build Killevy Castle.

Archaeology

This is an ancient area. People have lived here for over 6,000 years and have left their traces in stone, in megalithic tombs, burial chambers and cairns. The area contains the remains of twenty or so large stone tombs. Many of them, such as Ballymacdermot, are situated in prominent positions with magnificent views over the countryside. The monument at Ballykeel is also an outstanding example of a portal tomb and the south Cairn on the summit of Slieve Gullion has the distinction of being the highest surviving passage tomb in Britain or Ireland. Excavations at several of these burial monuments have uncovered stone tools, pottery and human remains.

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