Situated on the slopes of Slieve Croob near the village of Leitrim, you can find one of Ireland's most frequently illustrated and photographed dolmens. This megalithic monument rests nestled between a farmer's stone wall and a small back road.
Dating from the megalithic period, it is the portal grave of a chieftain. The heavy stones would have been dragged some distance before being set in place. The three supporting stones are unusually long and there are slight traces of a cairn which must have been far more extensive. Court cairns were probably temples of a kind, where farming communities paid respect to departed ancestors and invoked magical help to ensure good harvests.
Legananny Dolmen is situated off the B7 7 miles south of Dromara, signposted from Dromara and Castlewellan. There is no entrance free and visitors are welcome to visit Legananny Dolmen all year round.