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Brownshill Dolmen

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Address: Bennekerry Service Station 726 Hacketstown Road, Carlow, Ireland
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Megalithic monument thousands of years old.

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Lovely spot for a picnic

The Carlow dolmen is a place full of heritage.My boys love going there and find the history behind it facinating. It has the largest cap stone in Europe and is a grand sight to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Dolmen in Carlow is worth a visit for the family as it is a fantastic historical site. Unfortunately the surrounding grounds are unremarkable which is a shame. More should be made of the site to make it more appealing to visitors.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Carlow dolmen is a place full of heritage.My boys love going there and find the history behind it facinating. It has the largest cap stone in Europe and is a grand sight to behold.....how did they manage to construct it!!! It's a lovely spot for a picnic but there could be more facilities put in place ie picnic tables,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

An excellent example of ancients ruins. Very interesting especially for children. Some love to climb up the massive rock, a great place to take photos. A bit of s walk from the main road but worth it. Nice for a picnic on a sunny day. A free attraction so good all round.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The mysterious Brownshill Dolmen has a massive granite capstone weighing over 100 tonnes, said to be the largest of its kind in Europe. The capstone rests on two portal stones, with human remains buried within. This megalithic complex was the home to religious ceremonies and was built between 4900-5500 years ago. Prehistoric Ireland at its finest! The dolmen is right... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This archaeological site is very impressive and truly makes you wonder about the capabilities of our ancient ancestors. The size of the huge capstone for the dolmen is truly mind boggling

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The amazing Brownshill Dolmen has a granite capstone weighing over 100 tonnes, said to be the largest of its kind in Europe. The massive capstone rests on two portal stones, with human remains buried within. The complex was the home to religious ceremonies and was built between 4900-5500 years ago. Prehistoric Ireland at its finest! This site is right off... More 

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Carlow, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

My family made an unplanned visit to The Dolmen on Sunday afternoon. It was worth the walk to which was short and winding. The Dolmen is breathtaking when you are at it .It stirred much family conversation.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

A must see when visiting Carlow, at 100 tonnes this portal stone is the heaviest in Europe! No airs and graces, a small carpark and well maintained footpath to the dolmen. Great to show kids to get them scratching their heads about how it came to be!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Such a peaceful location. If you are interested in history and culture it is amazing. Worth a visit.

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Straffan, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

I like the Dolmen, but it's an area that really needs more attention. I don't understand why the authorities don't explore more this area. For less than a dolmen I've seen areas in Ireland with a cafe, a visitor centre and a shop. There's no big sign for this attraction that helps the visitors and the path to the Dolmen... More 

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