Disturbing the Bed of the Bitch
Full title: The Moylisha Megalith, Co. Wicklow
Creator / Author: Gearóid Ó h-Iceadha
Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 10pp text + 2pp photographs
Journal Information: Journal of The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Volume 76 (3), pp. 119-128
When Published: October 1946
Publisher / Place of Publication: R.S.A.I / Merrion Square, Dublin
About: An account of an excavation of the remains of a burial cairn, known locally as Labbanasigha (meaning the bed of the bitch). This particular type of monument, called a Wedge Tomb or Gallery Grave is not all that common in Ireland. The excavation took place in 1937, the site having already been investigated 60 years earlier. The dating of the site is debatable but the article indicates a range between 2300 and 1000 BC.
ID number(s): 0035-9106
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