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Address: Ballina, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 96 70848

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Handy to Ballina town

Worth checking out if you have 30 minutes to spare when in Ballina, well preserved piece of pre history on the western seaboard

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 February 2016
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Not the most impressive dolmen I've seen, but still, it's made of some sizeable chunks of rock. Be careful you don't drive past; it's set above the road just next to the industrial estate right on the edge of town. Worth ten minutes if you're nearby.

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Thank L3K
Dublin
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86 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

We asked four local people, including 3 hotel receptionists in two hotels where the dolmen was. Their answer: What is a dolmen?!! So much for local knowledge. It is hard to find. Go to the train station, cross the level crossing up Primrose Hill, and it is on your left about 200 metres up. Largest dolmen in Ireland, with a... More 

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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Situated beside and industrial estate, but worth the visit. Some info about these types of monuments was provided but unfortunately no info on the age of this exhibit!

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Mayo
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85 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Worth checking out if you have 30 minutes to spare when in Ballina, well preserved piece of pre history on the western seaboard

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Rome, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

After a long and arduous journey the dolmen appeared upon the horizon, splitting the sky like a fantastic pile of rocks! My pulse quickened the sight of its beauty upon the mound. As any of my friends would tell you I've a keen eye for neolithic stone erections and the Ballina dolmen has secured a place in my top twenty... More 

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donegal
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54 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

Easy to find but in a built up area. The story surrounding it doesn't quite add up but do some googling before you go and make up your own mind.

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Thank DonegalDanbert
Pretoria, South Africa
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111 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

Very cool. But an industrial estate is looms 20 meters away. But as always with these types of monuments a little imagination goes a long way.

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Margate Kent U.K.
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

This is an awe inspiring, monolithic monument at the top of Primrose Hill with a great view of Nephin in the background, despite it being a bright sunny day when I visited there is something quite eerie about this site, there is a plaque just outside the area which tells the story of The Dolmen of the Four Moals.

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Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2013

If you are into Dolmen's, you will like the one in Balina. It's situated on the top of hill ( in an industrial neighborhood) and in great shape even though it is several thousand years old.

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1 Thank Jim T
Dublin, Ireland
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012

Beautiful walks in a well maintained parkland. The walks by the shore of the River Moy are peaceful and diverse with an abundance of wildlife and flora.

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