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Annaghmare Court Cairn

Known as 'The Black Castle' Annaghmare is the most westerly of a group of monuments around Slieve Gullion. Nearly 20 meters long and two meters high, it is a single-court tomb, with its south-facing, horseshoe-shaped court well preserved. It is over 8 metres across, with walls of large orthostats alternating with sections of good dry-walling. The gallery is seven metres long, with three chambers. Two lateral chambers at the north end of the cairn were built later than the rest of the tomb, and have independent entrances. The siting of the tomb on a rock outcrop is unusual.

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