Saints and Stones: Legananny Dolmen

Legananny Dolmen Legananny Dolmen is on the slopes of Slieve Croob near the village of Leitrim nestled between the farmer's stone wall and a back road. Dated from 5,000 years ago, this "tripod dolmen" has three supporting stones that are unusually long holding up a capstone that is almost 10 feet long.

One observer states that there are slight traces of a cairn that must have been far more extensive. Some urns were found underneath.

About Legananny Dolmen

Megalithic Portal: Legananny
Wikipedia: Legananny Dolmen
Megalithic Ireland: Legananny Portal Tomb
Irish Antiquities: Legananny Portal Tomb
Wikipedia: Dolmen

Journey to Legananny Dolmen

Legananny Dolmen is about six miles northwest of Castlewellan at the foot of Slieve Croob in County Down, No. Ireland. From Castlewellan, take the A50 West for about 2-1/2 miles. Take a right off the A50 for Leitrim, then take a left turn towards Windy Gap. Legananny is well sign-posted from Leitrim.

Map Reference: J288434

Visitors Information

Visitors information for Legananny Dolmen may be found at the website. General tourism information may be found at the Discover Northern Ireland: County Down website.

Additional Photos of Legananny Dolmen

Road Sign for Legananny Dolmen
Descriptive Sign at Legananny Dolmen
Approaching Legananny Dolmen
Legannany Dolmen
Legannany Dolmen
Rear of Legannany Dolmen

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