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Poulnabrone Dolmen

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Address: R480, The Burren, County Clare, Ireland
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Iconic monument

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank MedEngland
Albury, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank PamAlbury
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

Thank Kutaa1022
Mendocino, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Belper, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

this is a MUST see, it doesn't take long but is a 100% must visit location. I have seen limestone pavements before but not on this scale. The burial tomb itself has been seen many time in pictures but to stand just a few metres away was awe inspiring. In any other country there would be a cafe, visitor centre... More 

Thank starmandave1959
Kirkwood, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This is just a short drive down from Ballyvaughn as you enter The Burren. If you still cannot quite figure out what The Burren is you will know when you walk from the parking lot to the Dolmen. The tomb is more than 4,000 years old and the area surrounding it has been described as otherworldly. I carefully fanned out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This site is so impressive- to imagine humans here 4000 years ago performing an ancient burial rite. The burial portal sits alone on a very rocky limestone outcropping and is dramatic from all sides. When visiting remember to be respectful of the area. Man who works there shared awful stories of how disrespectful some visitors are - some have even... More 

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Monroe, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The dolmen sits on the Burren. Let your mind wander back 5,500 years to Neolithic times. What rituals were occurring? The walk from the parking lot isn't long. Parking is free.

Thank CCH1223
Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Had a great conversation about this tomb, about issues with respect and enforcement, about sustainable tourism, with the Office of Public Works guy who was trying to protect the area. His stories of defacement and abuse are astounding, and OPW has no enforcement role (unlike park rangers in the US who are able to write tickets) against vandalism. He also... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Amazing to realize that this portal tomb has survived here for around 5,500 years, dating from the Neolithic period, and pre-dating the pyramids of Egypt. Accessed by a short walk from a designated carpark, entrance is free. The rocky, uneven ground of The Burren may make access difficult for wheelchairs and the elderly, however the pathway will get them close... More 

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