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|Description ||The Proleek dolmen or burial chamber near Ballymacscanlan dates from the Neolithic period - some 5,000 years ago. The huge capstone measures approx 3.8 x 3.2 metres and is said to weigh somewhere between 30-40 tonnes. It is supported on only two up-rights each about 2.3 metres high. Local legend says the capstone was put into place by the Scottish giant Parrah MacShagean, who reputedly is buried nearby, hence the name 'The Giant's Load'. Pebbles are often thrown onto the capstone in the act of making a wish come true.|
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