Also called the Giant’s Grave or Massforth Court Tomb.
A particularly long court tomb situated in a field beside the graveyard at St. Colman’s Church, Massforth, on the outskirts of Kilkeel.
Nothing remains of the forecourt or the covering cairn of this tomb but it is worth seeing for the remains of the 12-13m-long gallery and some features of the wall construction.
The outer walls are made from large split granite boulders and jamb stones segregate the gallery into 4 chambers.
Rather being placed end to end, the large boulders along the length of the tomb were placed so that the stones overlap each other(see below). This is a feature seen at some of the Clyde Cairns in Scotland and other court cairns in Ulster and probably made the structure more stable. At Dunnaman, where only the bare skeleton of the tomb remains, it is particularly obvious.
There’s a sign and information panel at the entrance to the site but the old sign is still there in the bushes behind the tomb.
The tomb is close to the A2 Newry road and is easily accessible via a signposted path.