Stand in their footsteps
Imagine standing where ancient people stood thousands of years ago, surrounded by the beauty and mystery of nature. Imagine feeling the connection with the past, the present, and the future. Imagine discovering the secrets and meanings of the dolmens, the stunning stone monuments that are unique to Ireland, well at Corderry Farm wedge tomb you can!. Find out what exactly a Dolmen is here
This is what you can experience at Corderry Farm, where we have two dolmens on our land. We are very proud of these ancient treasures, and we invite our guests to explore them. You can walk through our farm, enjoy the stunning views of the mountains, and feel the peace and quiet of the countryside. Marval at the history, mythology, and magic of the dolmens, and how they were built by the Neolithic farmers who lived here long before us!
Corderry monument is a wedge tomb, a type of megalithic Dolmen that looks like a large box resting on a platform on Corderry Farm Hill, at the west end of Slievenamuck mountain. It is partly buried in the bog, and has a long wedge-shaped chamber that is open at one end. It used to be covered by a mound of stones, but now only the stone skeleton remains. It is a little overgrown with gorse, but we are planning to clean it up as soon as we get the go ahead from the archaeologist.
The wedge tomb is a fascinating and mysterious structure that dates back to around 3000 BC. It was built by the Neolithic farmers who used it as a burial site, a ritual place, or a marker of their land. It was oriented towards the sunset, as if to capture the last rays of light. It is a testament to their skills, knowledge, and beliefs.
The wedge tomb is partially buried in the surrounding bog and consists of a long wedge-shaped gallery which measures 5.4m in length, 1.1m in width tapering to 0.65m at the back stone and flanked at either side by the remains of an outer wall.
A pair of orthostats (a large upright stone used to form the walls of Megalithic tombs) stand behind the East end of the gallery and two roof stones lie across the middle of the gallery with a displaced roof stone resting above the orthostats at the West end of the North side.
A number of displaced stones lie in front of the entrance and the structure is incorporated in a roughly circular mound 8-9m in diameter which rises little above the surface of the bog.
We invite you to visit this amazing site during your stay and experience its magic for yourself. You will be amazed by its beauty, its history, and its significance. You will have a unique and unforgettable experience that you will cherish forever.