Legananny Dolmen is a megalithic dolmen or cromlech on the slopes of Slieve Croob near the village of Leitrim. This tripod dolmen has a capstone over 3m long and 1.8m from the ground. It dates to the Neolithic period, making the monument approximately 5,000 years old. Such portal tombs were funerary sites for the disposal of the dead in Neolithic society. The heavy stones would have been dragged some distance before being set in place. The three supporting stones are unusually long and there are slight traces of a cairn which must have been far more extensive. Some urns were found underneath.

The name Legananny is derived from Irish Liagán Áine, meaning 'Áine's standing stone'.

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Founded: 3000 BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in United Kingdom

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Paul Stevenson (20 months ago)
Its an unusual shape of Neolithic Dolmen in the hills near Slieve Croob Co Down
Margaret Crosthwaite (2 years ago)
Love this place and as I'm interested in standing stones , and gateways to the other realm this is brilliant. The surrounding views are brilliant. Love it.
niall coughlan (2 years ago)
Well worth the visit.
Arturas Daniliauskas (2 years ago)
Very impressed looking stones and great history
Ellen Morgan (2 years ago)
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