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An iconic archaeological site in Ireland, Poulnabrone Dolmen represents a stunning example of a Neolithic portal tomb. This stone formation features two vertical stones supporting a 3.7 m (12 ft) horizontal capstone. These most likely are burial structures that were erected between 4200 BCE and 2900 BCE. Learn about the lives and rituals of early farmers in the area through the formations that they left behind. These dolmens exist throughout Western Europe. Though it is not known for certain who put them in place or how they did it, excavations in this region show that the dead and their belongings were buried at this site up through Celtic times. To visit Poulnabrone Dolmen on your trip to Caherconnell, use our Caherconnell travel route planning site.
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Poulnabrone Dolmen reviews
Incredible to see up close, very quiet spot so we were alone making the experience magical. Good parking lot and no cost.
Incredible to see up close, very quiet spot so we were alone making the experience magical. Good parking lot and no cost. more »
One of my favourite parts of the world. Poulnabrone portal tomb set in the Burren landscape was simply amazing . The OPW guide there was a true Irish gentleman. A local too ,so you can get all the...
One of my favourite parts of the world. Poulnabrone portal tomb set in the Burren landscape was simply amazing . The OPW guide there was a true Irish gentleman. A local too ,so you can get all the... more »
I was fascinated by the history of the Poulnabrone Dolmen. They excavated the site some years ago and found a number of bodies, most in their 30s and 40s, but also an infant, along with some jewelry.... more
I was fascinated by the history of the Poulnabrone Dolmen. They excavated the site some years ago and found a number of bodies, most in their 30s and 40s, but also an infant, along with some jewelry.... more »
Very fascinating landmark older than the pyramids. Interesting also the info panels along the path from the car park to the dolmen.
Ancient history! 5,000+ years old, and older than Stonehenge. We did the sheepdog demo a few minutes away, had lunch there, and then came here before heading to the Cliffs of Moher for a late afternoon hike. Perfect day.
A young woman at our hotel suggested this site on our way to the Cliffs of Moher and while it is out in the middle of the Burren it was well worth the drive. Not knowing much about what we were about to see it was great to be able to read about it on the signage that was provided at different spots along the way to the site.
Feels like it’s not much to visit, but thinking about how old this place is will definitely change that. Loved the very detailed educational boards that give perspective to the age and times when this was built. Definitely worth visiting while in the Burren.
Interesting place. 3 tablets explain what this area is. Adequate parking. Nice drive on narrow street to get there, watch out for tractors.
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