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Poulnabrone Dolmen

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Address: R480, The Burren, County Clare, Ireland
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Amazing landscape

Both the land around the dolmen and the dolmen itself are worth visiting just to get an inkling of what life must have been like in ancient times.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ann T
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a tomb of overlapping rocks. It may be of interest to historians but there's not a huge amount to see otherwise. It does, however, make for some great photos, especially at dawn or dusk.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Both the land around the dolmen and the dolmen itself are worth visiting just to get an inkling of what life must have been like in ancient times.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A photographer friend recommended I try shooting the Milky Way up at Poulnabrone Dolmen on the last day of December 2016. So on the first night of 2017 I drove from Galway (just over an hour) and parked in the spacious car park. Make sure it's a clear (cloudless) night - bring a good torch (it is 'proper' dark up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I hired a car to take me throughout the remote Burren and this portal tomb dating back to 3209 BC which is the Neolithic Period. It's one of 150 plus dolmens in Ireland, but this one is outstanding. The rocky terrain is amazing. Wear shoes or boots that will help you navigate well on slippery terrain as it's wet at... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Burren consists of large rocks with small spaces between them, amazingly rich in vegetation. It's the only place in Europe where cattle are taken to graze in the winter. Elsewhere they are taken down from the high pastures to places where hay is stored. People have lived in these rocky lands for many centuries as proven by these domens.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We loved our time spent in the west of Ireland. An early morning walk through the Burren, and visits to the the Poulnabrone Dolmen, are things that I will remember for life.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

No visit to The Burren would be complete without seeing the Poulnabrone Portal Dolmen. It's easy to find - well signposted and visible from the Corrofin to Ballyvaughn road (R480). It's just a short walk from the car park to the monument. Whilst in the area, you can visit the Caherconnell Stone Fort and the Gleninsheen Tomb.

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Albury, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

It's a pleasant and not very long walk into see the Dolmen. It is set in the Burren and is a great way to see this landscape up close especially the karst limestone landscape. This portal dolmen is an attractive one. Parking available.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

A wonderful stop in the Burren, that really gives a wonderful sense of the immense history and allows you to explore the area a bit on foot. Dedicated parking on site. A bit difficult to find, as gps takes unusual roads, but clearly marked when you arrive. One of our unexpected favorite sites!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We visited many ancient sites while in Ireland and this is the one which captured our attention and imagination more than any other. Personally,I felt more connected to the history of Ireland here than anywhere we visited. The burial tomb sits out by itself totally exposed and in the midst of an amazing limestone formation and is awesome to come... More 

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