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Audleystown Cairn

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Audleystown Cairn

Audleystown Court Cairn is a dual court grave situated near the south shore of Strangford Lough, north-west of Castle Ward, 1.75 miles from Strangford village in County Down. It contained human and animal remains, as well as pottery and flint implements.

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Ballylumford Dolmen

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Ballylumford Dolmen

How many dolmens once existed? Is it a miracle that any have survived? Perhaps we underestimate conservation motives of the hundreds of generations of our ancestors who saved these monuments from destruction? Or perhaps we overestimate them?

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Bremore – Possible Passage Tombs

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In Bremore there are five mounds – presumably passage tombs – the largest is three metres high. It is 25 metres in diameter. It is near the River Delvin References https://bremore.blogspot.ie/ http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=18219 photo: https://www.panoramio.com/photo/3735420    

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Lambay Axe Factory

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Lambay Island was a Neolithic axe factory. As well as stones being quarried here, they were also carved into “roughs” – and brought elsewhere for finishing. Between 1993-2001, there was a search in a valley on the western end of Lambay Island to search for evidence of the working of porphyritic andesite (porphyry) for stone axe…

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Balrothery – Standing Stone

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It is a surreal mix of Celtic Tiger housing, an IRA hunger striker, and an ancient stone.

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Laughanstown, Wedge Tomb

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The Wedge Tomb in Laughanstown is about 50 metres from the junction of the M50 and Cherrywood. This once stood on high ground with great views to the south but the new road is 30 metres higher so the view is no longer clear     References http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/1664/laughanstown.html  

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