The Cavan Burren: tour
Click on any item in the archaeological / historical sites list below to see a detailed discription and photo slideshow. Placing the curser over the text will display a single image of that site. The map on the bottom right of the page shows the location of each site.
Archaeological / Historical sites
Recent Discoveries in The Cavan Burren / Marlbank area
Prototype Tombs / Modified Glacial Erratics
"Prototype tombs are in fact modified glacial erratics which have been used for funereal purposes. They have not been found anywhere else in Ireland. We have for long suspected that they were tombs but did not get confirmation until last summer. They are very special - the missing link between the natural monuments (glacial erratic pedestal rocks) and the built megalithic monuments!!!.
Numerous other modified glacial erratics in the Cavan Burren and surrounding area (some incorporated into relict field walls) are also suggestive of sacred space and may have served as loci for ritual deposition in prehistoric times."
Séamus Ó hUltacháin 2009
Click Here for photos of Cavan Burren modified glacial erratics.
Click Here for photos of Cavan Burren Boulder Burial.
Other recent discoveries include
Numerous examples of Atlantic Rock Art. Click Here for photos.
30KM of remnant wall.
160 House or hut Sites Click Here for photos.
Settlement features under bog
See the video section for videos on recent discoveries.