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Poulnabrone Dolmen

R480, The Burren, County Clare, Ireland
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“portal tomb” (34 reviews)
“burial site” (16 reviews)
R480, The Burren, County Clare, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A tomb that dates back to the Neolithic period around 2500 BC. Poulnabrone is said to be a portal tomb. Portal tombs have two large portal stones standing on either side of an entrance capped with a massive sloping capstone. There are informational boards available...More

Thank adegrenier1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Poulnabrone Dolmen reflects the early history of this region and certainly merits a top in a tour of the area. The dolmen was a burial site for some of the early residents of the area. The path to the dolmen offers a good introduction...More

Thank too_few_trips_1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This dolman is surrounded with fascinating geological formations. Both times I visited, it was blustery, cold, rainy, windy - harsh, trying - and oh so worth it .

Thank TweetieTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful history of this "rock". It is amazing how ancient it is, prior to the pyramids of Egypt and even Stonehenge. It was worth a stop and stroll around the area. They have some nice sign-age in the area to explain the history and even...More

Thank TravelLover985
Reviewed 1 week ago

That's what one would think without any background knowledge of this place. The dolmen is a tomb which dates back between 4200 - 2900 BC. Excavations in 1986-88 showed about 33 people were buried here. The tomb was used between 3800 - 3200 BC. All...More

Thank Janulik
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Poulnabrone Dolmen is also called a portal tomb and it is said to date back to the Neolithic period, possibly between 4200 BC and 2900 BC. They have found the remains of 33 adults/children buried within the portal tomb. The portal tomb is just...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Self guided so you can take as much or as little time as you like. It is very interesting to read the boards and understand the purpose of this monument. You must wonder as to how it was created by the people living here in...More

Thank beachlovernc2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't worry about driving miles to see this- it's relatively small (5 foot high) - the only truly remarkable thing is it's age - it outdates stone henge and the pyramids! However the countryside is lovely - I would recommend 5-10 minutes for this -...More

Thank Selena L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by the dolmen on the burren route. It's a self guided tour with information boards to tell you the history of it. It's nice to see and get a photo. On the day there was a girl playing the fiddle in the carpark which...More

Thank Laura2704
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a fine day to drive and walk around the limestone of the Burren. I want my children to see this fine piece of Irish architecture. They were very interested in the history and building of this tomb...

Thank lochGorman
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21 April 2016|
Response from GuyRopeTrip |
There is a good sized free car park and it is well signposted from the road.