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Labbacallee Wedge Tomb
Ranked #3 of 8 things to do in Fermoy
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 13 February 2014

Labbacallee has fascinated me to such a degree that I built a website about this early bronze wedge tomb....the largest in Ireland.Have a look at labbacallee.weebly.com
I teach and I brought all the children out to this special place where they put on two performances: The Leather Bottle and An Cat Ban. It was good fun.

2  Thank Heather S
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

Interesting site to see. Small but intriguing. Unfortunately the site is in a dangerous place for parking. There is not actually a designated parking area except for a little space outside the site which will hold two vehicles at most. It is right on the road side and extreme cation is important.

1  Thank James L
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

If you like ancient ruins, this is a nice one as it's free and never busy. The wedge tomb at Labbacallee is the largest of all the Irish wedge tombs, known as the Hag's Bed the tomb is associated with the Celtic Hag -Goddess 'Caillech Bhearra' The gallery is covered by three massive capstones, the largest weights around ten tonnes and the tomb has three large buttress stones at the rear set parrallel to the gallery these can be seen above. The tomb is also triple walled with large stones. You can climb right inside if you like!

2  Thank Joe D
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

We were staying in Kinsale and did a nice drive around Cork to see several attractions in a day: Labbacallee Wedge Tomb is a nice small site to stop for a little while. We brought a picnic lunch and sat on the grass next to the tomb (and definitely took away all our garbage!). There is a small plaque and if our kids had been with it they would have definitely been all over this and inside it. As boring adults we sat peacefully next to it and ate our smoked salmon and cheese sandwiches with cider. This is a large wedge tomb and worth a visit that doesn't take very long. See the megalithicireland.com site for good google maps to help you get there!

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Reviewed 2 October 2013

This is a nice bit of ancient Ireland, right next to the road, no fee, you just drive to it, look around, appreciate it for what it is, and then drive on. There is a sign adjacent which explains the basics of the site. A Cousin drove us from his home in Fermoy, and told us that in his youth he would sprinkle flour on the capstone and return the next day to check to see if Fairies had left footprints, from their night of dancing.
You can also research it further on the web, http://www.megalithicireland.com/Labbacallee.html or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labbacallee_wedge_tomb or http://timetravelireland.blogspot.com/2013/04/labbacallee-wedge-tomb-county-cork_23.html or http://www.voicesfromthedawn.com/labbacallee/

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