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At Kilclooney-More there are two dolmens, both facing East, about 9m (20ft) apart.
These two remnants of ancient tombs are portal dolmens – the oldest type of archaeological structure found in Western Europe these examples date from about 4,000 – 5,000 years ago. They are older than Stonehenge, and of an age comparable to the earliest of the Egyptian pyramids.
The larger has a HUGE capstone (one of the largest in Ireland) – roughly triangular with a base of about 6m and a height of about 4m. The capstone is supported by twin uprights 1.8 m (6 ft) high.
The western chamber, now partially collapsed, is in similar proportions, but smaller. It can be seen here on the left edge of the photograph.
The site has not been formally excavated, a few fragments of undecorated Neolithic pottery were the only recorded finds. It is an officially listed Irish National Monument in the care of the “Board of Works”.
There is an interpretive Centre nearby.
The dolmen is about 400m from the road 4 miles or so North West of the town of Ardara, in South West Donegal
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