Description

LOUGHCREW HAGS INTROSMR No.: ME015-012004-

Monument Type: Megalithic tomb - passage tomb

The Hag’s Chair is the popular name applied to one of the larger kerb stones forming the base of the Cairn T, the passage tomb on the summit of Carnbane East, Loughcrew. Located on the northern perimeter of the cairn the stone is shaped somewhat like an upholstered chair. The face of the stone is decorated with numerous cupmarks and cup and circles motifs. These decorations were recorded by Eugene Conwell in 1873, but today are barely visible. The rate of erosion of the face of the stone is unquantifed but there is no doubt that the decorative devices are gradually disappearing.

A cross engraved on the top of the stone allegedly relates to the use of the stone as a mass rock.
(Description provided by Tom Condit, National Monuments Service, DAHG)

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