This impressive dolmen is the Kilmogue Portal Tomb located on the eastern slopes of Brown Mountain, about 3 miles from the village of Mullinavat in co. Kilkenny. The name “Kilmogue” derives its name from the Irish Cill Mhóg or Mog’s church, referring to the Celtic deity Mogons, a god associated with mountains and whose name is cognate with “might”. These portal tombs were however built long before Celtic culture reached Ireland (800–400 BC) and this may indicate that the new Celtic culture adopted ancient monuments for their own gods. It is also known locally as  the “Leac an Scail” or ‘Stone of the Warrior’. It’s two massive quartz portal stones rise up to support the steeply inclined capstone, which reaches a height of over 4.5 m and may weigh over 80 tonnes!  This is one of the largest and tallest dolmens 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.