1969:020 - COOMATLOUKANE, Kerry

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Kerry Site name: COOMATLOUKANE

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number:

Author: Dr Michael Herity, U.C.D.

Site type: Megalithic tomb - wedge tomb

Period/Dating: Prehistoric (12700 BC-AD 400)

ITM: E 450663m, N 560140m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 51.773627, -10.164060

A megalithic tomb was excavated in this townland, above Derrynane bay, in March/April 1969. It proved on excavation to belong to the class known as wedge shaped tombs, which appear to be the only class represented in the peninsula of Cork and Kerry. The tomb was found to have been robbed, probably in the last century. A large number of white quartz pebbles from the seashore was scattered on old ground level in the antechamber. No other finds came to light.