Poulnabrone Dolmen, County Clare

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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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  • if you going to the Cliff of Moher is a Stop that you can do it..... but there is in Ireland many Dolmen and more interesting then Poulnabrone but for some reason how they are not advertise, you can.....  more »
  • A very special site, calming and tranquil. Easy to find, and access with parking and information boards. Stunning place to be at sunset.  more »
  • Well worth a visit. Free to view. Car park and short walk to monument. Information on the site available as you walk to it. Wear runners.  more »
  • Intriguing little place to visit. While the main attraction of the ‘Portal Tomb’ Dolmen is stunning, the surrounding limestone ground formation is extremely interesting. With a dedicated car park very close, this free attraction is not to miss.
  • Great historical place to stop, a very short walk from the car park along which are information boards which tell you all about the area and the Dolmen. There is no charge to visit, definitely worth going to.
  • Great to see if you are in the Region checking out other historical sites ... Not sure it would be worth a trip from Dublin just for this one site. Information on the history of the site is very well done. Access to the location and parking was good.
  • A beautiful, unique historic construction in the beautiful surroundings of the Burren. It is a very spiritual place. Pity that tourists flock in by the dozens, disturbing the peace and quiet of the land.
  • The guide/ranger (we think his name is Sean?) is very knowledgeable and facinating. He has his whole heart in his job. The monument/grave was magnificent alone but he taught us so much we would have never known. Please respect the site. Treat it like you'd treat your own family grave.

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