top of page
Lurgan Megalithic Tomb
Wedge tombs and Hillforts are both most commonly associated with the Bronze Age (2300-800 BC). The tomb at Lurgan, with an enclosed space measuring 300m long by 200m wide is one of the largest and best preserved examples in the county if not the entire island.
It encloses the summit of a N-S limestone ridge, with panoramic views encompassing the immediate undulating landscape, as well as distant landmarks of several counties: Donegal Bay, Slieve League and the Blue Stack mountains at NW–NE; the mountains of Leitrim and Sligo, the Mullaghmore Peninsula and Inish Murray at SE–SW; and Nephin Mountain in Mayo at WSW.
bottom of page