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Poulnabrone Dolmen

R480, The Burren, County Clare, Ireland
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Ranked #20 of 90 attractions in County Clare
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Galway, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Being a local, I see this attraction a good bit, but I never tire of seeing it! It is smaller than expected so am warning tourists about this fact but it is worth looking at all the same. It is so steeped in history and a glimpse into our past!

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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I stopped off here with a group on a trip to the Cliffs of Moher. Plenty of parking available for cars and buses. Some information about the monument is provided, but the visit itself is self guided. Great place for photographs. The tomb is in great condition unlike others I have seen around the country. A little off the beaten... More

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Our family enjoyed this stop - didn't take much time and an easy walk for those with difficulties. I didn't care for the person selling items at the entrance.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I visited this site this month and found it very interesting. Take time to read the information provided on the small boards near this tomb. It's important to give you a picture of the importance and the history of the tomb and the peculiar landscape or else it's just pieces of stones on rocky surface. The roads leading to the... More

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Belmont, North Carolina
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92 reviews 92 reviews
55 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had several maps and had a little trouble finding it but stopped at a local pup and were able to get good directions. There is not a fee for entry and there is plenty of parking. It only takes a little walk to reach the Poulnabrone. Can you believe that it is a burial site older than the pyramids?... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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46 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Whilst I can rate this place as being very good, it is important to understand that this will only appeal to those with an interest in prehistory. The Dolmen stands a short distance from the car park next to the road - a place that it has stood since before the great pyramids were built. It is a wild landscape... More

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Galway, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I visited Poulnabrone today with my 4 children ages 3-12. It's our second visit, it's free entry so a good choice for an outing during the school holidays! On the plus side - it's easy to find, there's a handy car park and some simple information boards - and visiting a structure older than the pyramids is pretty cool (if... More

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San Rafael, California
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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The Poulnabrone Dolmen is an outstanding example of a megalithic tomb. Detailed interpretative signs explain the dolmen's purpose in the context of its surroundings & the early society which erected it. A history of the local ecology and formation of the Burren is also given. The walk to the tomb site is easy and it was uncrowded when we visited,... More

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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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96 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Interesting but not a great deal to see. Yes, it is a well preserved dolmen but, when compared to many other historical sites in Ireland, it is not a place that I would go out of my way to visit again. The Burren area around the dolmen is not as scenic as many others, particularly on the coastal road, so... More

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Las Vegas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This was a lovely drive and stop on a beautiful day. The Burren was really interesting and beautiful too. Lots of people here, and a tour bus or 2 but still a great visit.

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