Four-thousand-year-old megalithic wedge burial place in Dundrum vandalised

By Kim O’Leary

Gardai in Dundrum are examining the vandalism of a four-thousand-year-old megalithic wedge tomb in current days.

The old wedge tomb, approximated to be around 4,500 years old, is located in Kilmashogue in Dundrum. Recently the monument has actually seen graffiti marked throughout the stones as well as litter consisting of beer bottles and also various other rubbish left at the site.

Talking to the Dublin Gazette this week, Great Gael TD Neale Richmond said: “I was horrified by the senseless damage caused to the chambered cairn at Kilmashogue, called a wedge tomb. This wedge burial place was first created around 2000 B.C and also some of the initial kerb stones are still in place.

Fine Gael TD Neale Richmond
Fine Gael TD Neale Richmond “There are many other megalithic websites situated in the Dublin mountains, including Kilmashogue portal tomb and an additional wedge burial place at Ballyedmonduff. Our mountains have lots of rich heritage and also a prominent destination but we can not stand for this type of activity,” he claimed.

Deputy Richmond said that on recent brows through to the widely known monolith at Kilmashogue he has actually discovered several beer containers scattered around the website, and also the remains of a fire lit on the old rocks.

“The brainless daubing of the wedge tomb with graffiti is a brand-new low and also has actually horrified lots of neighborhood citizens in addition to those across our country who care deeply regarding our all-natural heritage. The tag sprayed on the wedge tomb at Kilmashogue is rather recognisable and also the Gardai are asking those who might acknowledge it to contact them,” he stated.

Meanwhile Gardai in Dundrum are attracting participants of the general public with any info in regard to the vandalism of the wedge tomb to contact them at Dundrum Garda Terminal on 01 666 5600 or to call the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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