Loughcrew Inside A The Loughcrew Cairns, Co. Meath are a passage tomb cemetery consisting of at least twenty-five tombs located across three hilltops. The central hill Carnbane East is also known as Slieve na Calliagh ‘The Hill of the Witch’. There are seven sites of this hill of which Cairn T is the largest and it comprises of a cruciform chamber, a corbelled roof and fine examples of megalithic art.

When explored in the 19th century a wall of quartz stone was found standing behind the tomb’s kerbstones. Carnbane West is particularly densely clustered with tombs and seems to have attracted ritual activity during the Late Iron Age. The Loughcrew landscape to the north of the hills is dotted with other monuments including standing stones and enclosures.

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