Ballynageeragh Portal Tomb - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Ballynageeragh Portal Tomb

Ballynageeragh Portal Tomb is a dolmen and National Monument situated in County Waterford, Ireland. Its oval capstone measures 4 metres in length and 2.65 in width, it rests on the door-stone, and a cushion stone is situated between the capstone and the backstone. There are around ten portal tombs within a radius of twenty kilometres from here with the finest examples at Gaulstown and Knockeen plus many standing stones and a few passage tombs all very accessible.

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Dunhill Castle

Dunhill Castle

2.44km from Ballynageeragh Portal Tomb

The ruins of Dunhill Castle is situated on a rock outcrop south of the village. The castle was owned by John Power in 1641 and traditionally it is thought to be an ancient stronghold which fell to Oliver Cromwell in the 17th century. It is one of the iconic attractions in this area and there are so many opportunities for travelling through history.

Matthewstown Passage Tomb

Matthewstown Passage Tomb

3.39km from Ballynageeragh Portal Tomb

This megalithic monument is all it promised to be, the wedge-shaped remains of a passage tomb. There are five orthostats on each side of the passage with three large roofstones, there are four more stones at the western end which may be part of the kerb, very little remains of a cairn. I left feeling rather pleased that the tomb was actually on this farm and with no worries about its survival.

Ballyscanlan Lough

Ballyscanlan Lough

4.98km from Ballynageeragh Portal Tomb

Ballyscanlan Lough is a lake in Ireland and has an elevation of 120 metres. Ballyscanlan Lough is situated west of Carrickavrantry, close to Carrigavantry Lake. An iconic location for a picnic and there are also so many options for adventures too.

Dunabrattin Head

Dunabrattin Head

5.35km from Ballynageeragh Portal Tomb

Dunabrattin Head is a cape and is located in Waterford, Munster, Ireland. The estimate terrain elevation above seal level is 7 metres. Variant forms of spelling for Dunabrattin Head or in other languages: Brattin Head, Dunabrattin Head, Brattin Head, Dunabrattin Head. From here there are some excellent views of sea-arches and sea-stacks along the way. Arriving at Dunabrattin Head one finds that the ancient defensive features are still very much in evidence.

Gaulstown Dolmen

Gaulstown Dolmen

5.49km from Ballynageeragh Portal Tomb

The Gaulstown Dolmen dates to c.3000-4000 BC and is regarded as one of the finest portal tombs in Ireland. The east-facing portal stones stand eight feet high and the capstone is 14-feet long and possibly weighs over 40 tonnes. It is likely that the structure was once enclosed by a mound or cairn, which has since been removed or eroded away. There is evidence that some of the upright stones may have moved over time, as the shape of the chamber has been impacted.

Kilfarrasy Beach

Kilfarrasy Beach

5.67km from Ballynageeragh Portal Tomb

This popular beach with its golden sand is sheltered by remarkable cliffs inland. It is one of the most well known and popular areas amongst photographers on the Copper Coast. There is plenty of features there especially if you are willing to explore some more unique areas and compositions. I’m going to break up this post into 2 parts, one focusing on the east side and the second the west side of the beach.

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County Waterford is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Munster and is part of the South-East Region. is the oldest city in Ireland and it is the perfect blend of ancient and modern. It is renowned for its exciting festivals and events such as the West Waterford Festival of Food, Spraoi, Winterval, Harvest Festival, Taste Tramore, Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival and Waterford Film Festival and many more.

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