Remains of a triple walled wedge tomb overlooking Dublin City

The Kilmashogue Wedge Tomb dates to about 2000BC 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 4m long and 1.5m 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. 2 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. This is a beautiful location hidden in the Dublin Mountains.