This is an example of a portal tomb and was constructed during the Neolithic period. The name suggests a close link with druidism in the area. Much debate has raged over the authenticity of the monument. Charles Vallencey Pratt (noted antiquarian) believes it to be genuine, whilst William F. Wakeman (historian) believes it is a fake. Either way the chair is one of the oldest monuments in the Dún Laoghare-Rathdown area.
GOLD LUNULA with Sun & Moon described as Druids in drawing
Drawing attributed to Gabriel Beranger (1729-1817). According to Sir William Wilde (Memior of Gabriel Beranger, Dublin 1880), Beranger made a number of sketches of antiquities for Charles Vallancey's "Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis", of which this sheet is part of one of the plates.