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Ó FIAICH COUNTRY

Clontygora Court Cairn

The name of the townland from which the tomb derives its name, is pronounced "Clinchycora". The tomb, known as "The King's Ring" is much deteriorated though most of the forecourt's massive orthostats survive. Large sidestones delineate what is left of the gallery, which has 3 chambers, the first of which has a slipped lintel and a large capstone over 3 metres long partly-supported by corbel-stones. Scant remains of another court-tomb, marked by a clump of "fairy thorn" are some 200 metres to the S.

These monuments and others were pillaged to build the Newry Canal in the 18th century

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