M2202 : Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb

taken 4 years ago, 6 km S of Ballyvaghan, Co Clare, Ireland

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Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb
Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb
The Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark

The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark is an internationally designated area of geological interest in County Clare. It was the third Geopark to be designated in Ireland, and is recognised at both European and global levels. It is sometimes branded as "the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Global UNESCO Geopark."
The Burren comprises dramatic glaciated karst landscapes on Irelandís Atlantic coast which have been fashioned in a variety of limestones, sandstones and siltstones originating during the Carboniferous period. The nearby Cliffs of Moher are vertical sandstone and shale sea-cliffs, the highest in Europe, which rise to a height of over 200m in places and which have long drawn sightseers to the area.

Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb

The Gleninsheen wedge tombs are two prehistoric wedge tombs located in the Burren.
The tombs are wedge-shaped in ground plan, with the widest part facing south west towards the setting sun like all tombs of this type. The setting sun is thought to have been of significance to the builders.

National Monuments of Ireland

A National Monument in the Republic of Ireland is a structure or site, the preservation of which has been deemed to be of national importance and therefore worthy of state protection. If the land adjoining the monument is essential to protect it, this land may also be protected.
A list of the monuments can be found at LinkExternal link

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M2202, 17 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Monday, 14 October, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 16 February, 2021
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! M 229 021 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:3.8834N 9:8.9872W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! M 229 021
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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