Exploring Waterford's Ancient Monuments
Located 4km from the village of Clonea Power, this Portal Tomb has been in a collapsed state for many years and is now quite overgrown.
Built into a field bank, it lies on the NW side of a SW-NE valley and is accessed down a steep slope at the rear of a farmyard. The subcircular Roofstone, which ranges in thickness from 0.4 – 1.0 metres, measures 4.3 metres long and 3.3 metres wide This Roofstone is perched at an angle over the collapsed chamber which was probably facing South West. A few uprights remain underneath.
At the bottom of the field is a quiet rippling stream, as was common for many of these monuments to be located near a water source.
Directions: From the village of Portlaw take the road westwards for Clonea Power. After about 5km you will reach a series of sharp bends in the road at Casey’s Bridge. Just beyond here is an entrance on the left leading up to a farmhouse and buildings. Ask at the farm house for access to see the monument. The landowner will be happy to show you where the tomb is.
Other sites in this area - Oldgrange, Ballyquin
Read about this impressive Standing Stone
Waterford's tallest standing stone is located 5 km from Tramore. The impressive stone measures 3.7m in height. See it Here
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