Deerpark Court Tomb
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Calry, Sligo, Republic of Ireland
Deerpark Court Tomb is considered by many to be the finest example of a central court tomb in Ireland. It occupies a magnificent position on top of a limestone ridge overlooking Lough Gill in County Sligo.
Deerpark Court Tomb, in County Sligo, is a large and imposing monument considered by many to be the finest example of a central court tomb in Ireland. It sits on top of a limestone ridge overlooking Lough Gill and is surrounded by a panorama of mountain scenery. A forest plantation has, however, obscured the views somewhat.
Deerpark Court Tomb is built with rough, fissured limestones slabs, few of which exceed 1m in height. It consists of an oval shaped court, 15m in length, with a pair of twin galleries at the east end and a single gallery opposite these at the west end, which give a total length of 30m. An entrance passage links the court to the edge of the remaining kerb stones and is located on the south side of the monument. Each gallery is divided by jambs into two chambers.