Friday, August 1, 2014
One of Northern Ireland's most famous megalithic sites is County Downs Legananny Portal Tomb.
This really has to be one of the most striking tombs I have ever seen with the Mourne mountains providing a superb backdrop.
The tripod tomb has a long narrow capstone which is over 3 meters in length.
The front two portal stones are 1.8 meters in height and the back stone is over 1 meter in height.
One of the front stones has an L shaped cut from the top of the stone (which is thought to be original).
Some stones remain around the base from what would been a more extensive cairn.
The name Legananny comes from "Aines standing stone" Aines being an Irish goddess.
Access - The site is signposted from the A50 Castlewellan to Banbridge road.
Parking for a couple of cars is available and leaves you with a very short walk to the tomb.