Altar Wedge Tomb An Altóir

This wedge tomb is located in the Toormore bay, close to the Wild Atlantic Way. The Megalith tomb was built here in the late Stone Age, between 3000 and 2000 BC. After bones were found in this tomb, it was assumed of having been a sacred place. Eventhough, the ancient rites vanished, when Christianity was introduced, the tomb was rediscovered as a sacred place and used for rituals in the 18th century. This time, it was priests who used the stone slab as an altar, as it was by that time forbidden to hold service in churches.

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The Altar Wedge Tomb is located 7 kilometres west of Schull on the Wild Atlantic Way. There is a parking area close to the tomb.

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