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Poulnabrone Dolmen

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Address: R480, The Burren, County Clare, Ireland
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8-Day West of Ireland Tour from Dublin

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This is an extraordinary structure in an extraordinary landscape which is still actively farmed by locals who call the animals in. Parking is a short walk away which makes it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is an extraordinary structure in an extraordinary landscape which is still actively farmed by locals who call the animals in. Parking is a short walk away which makes it unobtrusive. Good info boards. Would have liked a leaflet to read later. Coaches come here so the place can get a bit crowded at times. They don't stay long so... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The signage from our first visit in 2011 has been greatly updated and load of new information about the area has been added such as info about the wild native orchids ( we found some of them in the Burren Park) the other tombs that are visible from the roadway but are on private property and so on. The parking... More 

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Quiet Corner, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Dolmen was really neat, and it's one of those places you kind of "have to go." What I really enjoyed was the limestone landscape all around it. It was neat to see all the cracks and breaks in the limestone. Though there were lots of people there taking pictures, everyone was really nice-- people totally stepped out of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

As others have mentioned, Poul na brone is impressive and awesome. Whether driving, hiking, or cycling, one needs to stop and wander about the site. Explore the limestone outcrops, discover little ecosystems and then look up at the dolmen. Wander again for a different perspective.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

For me, this was most impressive and the feelings it invokes will be with me long after. It is not easy to get to, but I'm very happy we did it. In a throw away world, this will be preserved.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Had to see this and was really excited to be there. One can imagine as people have been living in this area for thousands of years. Impressive to see and worth while travelling there.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Who would have thought that these tombs would still be standing. The scenery is spectacular. The tomb is well preserved - and most importantly, its free. Pick a good day (a rarity in Ireland) and take good walking shoes. Watch the cracks.. it is a long way from a hospital!

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Just one of our many stops on our trip to Ireland. Very interesting and surprisingly quiet and peaceful despite the bus load of tourists arriving.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We visited on a lovely sunny day, there were plenty of tour groups but we wandered off to explore the rock landscape and didn't notice anyone too much! It's not a particularly giant dolmen stone as photos may depict but when you read up about it and it's formation, it's quite remarkable!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Well worth a visit and one of Ireland's most famous portal tombs. Wear good walking shoes though as The Burren is exposed cracked limestone and it can be easy to lose one's footing. Although the whole area is packed with archaeological sites, it is some distance from shops / amenities so come prepared! Poulnabrone stands in the midst of the... More 

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

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