The Kilmashogue Wedge Tomb is located half way up the Dublin Mountains near the car park of the Kilmashogue Recreation Area. The tomb dates from about 2000 b.c and would have originally been much larger and covered by a cairn of stones. The tomb would have had a main chamber and a smaller antechamber which were separated by a large sill-stone. The main chamber is 4 metres (13 feet) long and 1.5 metres (4.9 feet) wide and is formed by a triple-walled gallery. This triple-walling is an unusual feature as most wedge tombs are double-walled. A number of cist graves (graves found within a stone box type cist) were found in the cairn but it is believed that these were inserted at a later date. Two middle Bronze Age food vessels and a late Bronze Age cinerary urn were found in the cists during excavation in 1953. Some of the finest wedge tombs in Ireland can be found in the Dublin Mountains – see the Ballyedmunduff Tomb. Great views of the city nearby.

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