This NATIONAL MONUMENT is the Kilmogue or ‘Harristown’ dolmen. It was constructed between c.3000-4000 b.c and is located near the village of Mullinvat in co. Kilkenny. It’s name ‘Kilmogue’ derives from ‘Mog’s Church’ referring to the Celtic deity Mogons, a god associated with mountains and power. These portal tombs were built long before Celtic culture reached Ireland (800–400 BC) and this may indicate that this new  culture adopted ancient monuments for their own gods. It’s capstone has been estimated to weigh over 80 tonnes making it one of the largest in Ireland and without doubt one of the most spectacular. There is also a standing stone in the field nearby and a babbling brook to add to the ambiance.