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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. A visit to Poulnabrone Dolmen represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Caherconnell tourist route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • An amazing neolithic site with an interesting history. A great place to stop if you are in county Clare. You can see the dolmen, there is an ancient fence and many nooks to discover. It is free, there...  more »
  • interesting place, amazing area, so different, so special and there you find this site of Poulnabrone Dolmen which make you respecting the past  more »
  • We stopped to see this neolithic structure after we had taken a cruise yo see the Cliffs of Moher. It had been raining earlier but was now cleared up. Even though there were only a few vehicles in the...  more »
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  • What a neat spot. This place just feels old. Walking up to it gave me goosebumps. Well worth a side trip to see, it has a commanding presence over the rocky plain in every direction.
  • The flowers that grow here are very interesting. Two types of orchids, two types of roses, wild mountain thyme, and many others. The tomb is still yielding archeological data. Be sure to keep an eye out just a mile down the road are two others that are unmarked which is where the golden torque necklace was found now stored in the Ireland national museum of archeology. This is a must see!
  • It was short visit for our tour group but I wish we had more time at the site. I highly recommend that you read about the history of the site before visiting and stay as long as you can.
  • The place is beautiful and the dolmen is impressive, although I was expecting it to be bigger . Wish there was more interactivity with the site.
  • It was lovely to see such a great example of a dolmen, and the information boards scattered throughout were very helpful. Even the music and little gift stand which were put up in the carpark really helped to set the mood.