The lost dolmen of Ballynamuddagh

Image of Bray Head taken circa 1900
National Library of Ireland Collection
Townland of Ballynamuddagh north of Rathdown Upper c1880
From Heritage maps -

Ballynamuddagh is a townland near Windgates on Bray Head, the ancestral residence of the Spedding family. In 1838 Eugene O’Curry recorded in his Wicklow Ordinance Survey Letters that in this townland there was a place called the Giant’s Grave, though he continued to say that “no vestige whatever of a grave remains”. This is believed to have been a Dolmen.


Price, Liam The Ages of Stone and Bronze in County Wicklow, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy: Archaeology, Culture, History, Literature Vol. 42 (1934/1935)

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