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Poulnabrone Dolmen

R480, The Burren, County Clare, Ireland
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“portal tomb” (39 reviews)
“burial site” (18 reviews)
R480, The Burren, County Clare, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was so intent on seeing this dolmen that we backtracked 3 hours roundtrip to see it...and I was not disappointed! It is a magnificent example of a portal tomb dating back some 5000 years. It is constructed of a large capstone sitting on two...More

Thank Pamela F
Reviewed 28 October 2017

In the Burren right on R-480, this historical site is worth visiting when in the area. It's free, there's ample parking and one can walk on the limestone Burren right up to the stone formations. Short walk from the parking lot.

Thank JKorW
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Totally worth the stop while driving through the Burren. There are several informational signs on site. Walking on the stones in the Burren is just as interesting. I skipped on our last visit because of pouring rain, happy to not miss this time around.

Thank Jaimye L
Reviewed 12 October 2017

If you like ancient history and atmospheric sites, then don't miss this. The Burren itself is an interesting environment with its rain-pocked limestone "floor" and the iconic stone-pile fences threading through the landscape. We were there on a blustery grey day and the winds were...More

Thank Corrina A
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This location has a large parking lot and some well written displays to explain the landscape and history of the Burren. The dolmen itself was smaller than I expected, but still overall very cool to see. You are able to get quite close to it,...More

Thank cra27
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

A great experience to visit this special place, an ancient portal tomb. Free entrance, no guiding, but posters telling the background for the construction. Not very easy to find via car GPS (we got dramatically misdirected at first - ended up in town of Ennis...More

Thank Bendik-Nor
Reviewed 30 September 2017

It was late in the day when we got there and rather cold and blustery with strong winds. But it was so worth it! It was great that there were not many people around. There is a free car park and no charge to see...More

Thank Kate F
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We were on a bus tour and stopped here to visit the Dolmen. There is no charge to visit this spot which has a clearly marked trail from the parking area to the ancient tomb. The tomb itself only has ropes around it which everyone...More

Thank ct-cruisers
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Loved our visit travelling through Ireland. This stone tomb portal is well worth the visit! Travelled here with a group...The history timeline is amazing!

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 16 September 2017

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

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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.