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Leac an Scail - Kilmogue dolmen - Harristown Dolmen

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Kilmogue, Knocktopher, Kilkenny,

Kilmogue dolmen, known locally as 'Leac an Scail', is one of the tallest and most spectacular examples of a portal dolmen in Ireland, it is located near Knocktopher in County Kilkenny.

A substantial portal dolmen, of which the capstone is, uniquely, cantilevered. Signposted, access from a private avenue.

Kilmogue dolmen, known locally as 'Leac an Scail' stone of the warrior or hero. It is one of the tallest and most spectacular examples of a portal dolmen in Ireland. Not only is the sheer size of this tomb impressive but also the engineerin, the portal tomb has been constructed using a large capstone resting on two large portal stones and a pillow stone resting on a backstone. The portal stones are around 3.7m high and the capstone reaches up well over 4m.

Note that this portal dolmen it is also signposted as Harristown Dolmen.