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A piece of ancient history

Stopped in the small layby on the side of the main road to visit this altar. Unbelievable that it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
traaveller1
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County Limerick, Ireland
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Step Into History

This site resonates with history...an ancient tomb that was re-purposed several times over the... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
SisterSaro
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Schull, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in the small layby on the side of the main road to visit this altar. Unbelievable that it has been here for thousands of years. A real piece of history that is still standing for those interested. Beautiful coastal views beside it too. Worth...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

This site resonates with history...an ancient tomb that was re-purposed several times over the millennia, even used as a place to say Mass when outlawed in the 18th century. Stop on your way to the Mizen and Three Castle Head; you won't be disappointed. (The...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

A very easy stop by the side of the road and you can step back to 3000 years BC. There are helpful signs to give you the history and context of activity at this location and why this tomb was built. Also, the views of...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Of the bay are to be had from this site, plenty of park, and a short walk to the site. Any thing that old is definitely worth a look (whilst driving the WAW).

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Very interesting place if you like ancient monuments There is detailed information about the site and it is also surrounded by extremely beautiful views of the sea and Fastnet Lighthouse on a clear day.

Thank John P
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Picturesque spot well kept. Lovely coastal scenery accessible from the road strong footwear recommended after rain as can be slippery on the rocks and muddy underfoot

Thank jazzannian
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We visit regularly to take in the historic nature of this area. It stretches back several millenniums and gets us thinking about our heritage. A must visit for young people.

Thank BlentoA
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

This is a nice stop off but it is all about hr views of the bay- this is a beautiful and quiet spot for picnic and to overlook the tidal bay beside the C of I church.

Thank gilgenwinter
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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

The Altar Wedge Tomb dates back to around 3,000 B.C.It was used for rituals through the Stone Age,Bronze Age and Iron Age through to the Penal times in our History. It is a Spiritual and Sacred Place in a well chosen location. There is a...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Lovely spot, both the sea views and the tomb itself. Plus, there's parking! I very much enjoyed visiting this spot.

Thank jyo_nyc
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