This ‘cairn’ is a collapsed passage tomb and is often referred to as ‘Fairy Castle’. It sits at the highest point of ‘The Dublin Mountains’ at an altitude of 1,740 feet beside a trig point on Two Rock Mountain. The mountain takes its name from the two granite tors that lie to the south-east of the summit. There are extensive views taking in 6 counties (Wicklow, Dublin, Louth, Meath, Kildare and Down), and 3 countries (Ireland, Northern Ireland and Wales). The structure is 82 feet in circumference and the mound is 7 feet high made up of granite and quartz blocks (but many are now covered by turf and vegetation). This passage tomb dates to the bronze age (circa 2500 b c – 2000 b c) and is the easternmost in a series of such tombs that stretch across the Dublin and West Wicklow Mountains. The tomb was once known by locals as ‘The Cave’ but has since collapsed. There is no evidence that the tomb has ever been opened but archaeologists believe that the interior contains a small burial chamber…who knows what’s in there ?

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