Tibradden : Chambered Cairn

CountyDublin
Grid RefO 149 223
GPSO 14869 22266 (7m)
Longitude6° 16' 45.52" W
Latitude53° 14' 18.1" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownTallaght (7.7 Km)
OS Sheet50
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Tibradden Chambered Cairn ::

Looking North.

Photo Taken: Saturday, 8th April 2006


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Saturday, 8th April 2006

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Saturday, 23rd February 2002

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Miscellanea

There is a burial urn in Dublin National Museum that was taken from this cairn.

Regarded as a passage-tomb it contains a circular roofless chamber of dry-walled construction 10 and a half feet in diameter, with a lintelled passage leading in from the NE. When opened in 1849 the
cairn apparently covered only a central kist which was found to contain cremated bones and a food vessel. A secondary urn-burial was also found, but the account makes no reference to the existing chamber. Conservation work undertaken in 1956 confirmed the suspicion that the chamber and passage were constructed circa 1850 to give access to the kist, which occupies the centre of the chamber.

from Estyn Evans: PREHISTORIC AND EARLY CHRISTIAN IRELAND - A FIELD GUIDE
(1966)

Fame awaits, but out of context. This site gets a mention in Robert Graves' "The White Goddess" as being a passage tomb. A factoid we now know to be incorrect.

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