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Disturbing the Bed of the Bitch

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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

Extra #1: Includes 7 black & white photographs, a plan of the site and illustrations of found material.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #4: Read this article online via JSTOR. [Personal registration / conditions apply]. Alternatively, your local public library may provide free online access to this article.

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