Owning Portal Tomb

Locally known as 'The Druids Altar'

400 meters North East of the ruined 12th century Church in Owning Village is a Dolmen.

This Dolmen has an impressive capstone and stands behind an 18th century mill, and was well known by the local population for its antiquity as ‘The Druids Altar’. Nearby are several spring wells. This Dolmen is one of a series of six in the vicinity which is peppered with standing stones and ancient cooking sites or ‘fulacht fia’. Many of these line the edge of the fertile valley and the line of fresh water springs that would have made the valley a preferred area to live in ancient times..

The Dolmen was ‘re-erected’ some years ago and can be seen to the right going up Owning Hill. It’s on private property.

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