Labbacallee Wedge Tomb, Fermoy

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Labbacallee wedge tomb (Irish: Leaba Chaillí, meaning "hag's bed") is a large pre-historic burial monument, located 8 km (5.0 mi) north-west of Fermoy and 2 km (1.2 mi) south-east of Glanworth, County Cork, Ireland. It is the largest Irish wedge tomb and dates from roughly 2300 BC.
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  • Nice piece of history. A gem tucked away in the Glanworth countryside. Amazing to think our forefathers went to such trouble to build so long ago. It’s right beside the roadway so no treking...  more »
  • We were driving along when we happened upon the Labbacallee Wedge Tomb; pulled over to explore this piece of ancient history :)  more »
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  • Great to see heritage sites protected but accessible to the public
  • A mile from glanworth.on road to fermoy.the capping stone is huge.14 tons .grave of old hag...leaba( bed) callae( hag..witch..). She was reputed to be a tall well built woman and as this was a gallery grave..when.o.pw.unearthed it.thats what they found..locals say she threw stone after her husband.and pinned him in riverbed.funsion.just underneath.bedrock.is in river underneath...where battle of manning ford wss fought.army was crossing bedrock wt.canons..ideal place for ambush..valley.700 english...100 irish..english.came fm.planters towns tallow.youghal.castlelyons.cappoquin.so hag watched.the.lot.....
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