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Address: R480, The Burren, County Clare, Ireland
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Iconic but overrun

It is probably the most iconic sight of the Burren and as such you probably won't want to miss it. But with busloads arriving at frequent intervals it does get rather busy, which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Conway, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Not much more to see than what is pictured here. Is a very historic area but not much to see and no tour to tell you much about it

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It is probably the most iconic sight of the Burren and as such you probably won't want to miss it. But with busloads arriving at frequent intervals it does get rather busy, which spoils the experience somewhat. There are better places to experience this unique landscape, but if you are already at the Burren it is probably worth a quick... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Kidding, but you feel like maybe that stuff is going on out there. The rugged beauty of the Burren is made more awesome by this portal tomb.To get great pix, squat low. Very accessible. Did I mention how awesome it is?

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Wow, all I can say as there are a lot of Rocks in the Burren.It certainly is unique geology. While I was there a man was standing protecting the Doleman from vandalism and apparently there are a group of people who do this to insure the safety of the culture.. This area is so prehistoric and These people feel it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

If you are passing by its a quick walk out with good placards and a cool site. Ancient tomb where 33 peoples remains were found. From BC! Free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Let's be honest - I love history, especially that of Ireland and the Burren, but tourist groups and the lack of information can make this (free of charge!) dolmen a bit of a disappointment. Visit early in the morning or after 5 pm for less crowds, and/or make sure to pop into the Caherconnel visitor centre/fort to find out more... More 

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St. Thomas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

If you are a history buff this is something you will find as a great treat. The Poulnabrone Dolmen date back to the Neolithic period, which was a quite interesting time. This monument is one the most photographed monument in Ireland as the history is rich and this monument stands tall after so many years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I loved that you were allowed to walk right up to the altar (there's a rope barrier around it, but you can get pretty close). The interpretive placards and being able to walk over the limestone to the altar made me feel like I was transported back 5000 years. What an evocative setting that also gives you a great view... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I really enjoyed this. It was a stop on our day trip to the Cliffs of Moher (about 35 mins away) and it was very cool. There are information boards along your walk from the car park, explaining the site. The landscape is also interesting to take in, as it's in The Burren and is not your typical green Irish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I took the small detour to Poulnabrone Dolmen on my drive through the Burren recently, and am glad I did. The ancient burial tomb is impressive to see in person, and the landscape is entirely unique. Very neat place to see!

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Address: R480, The Burren, County Clare, Ireland
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare

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