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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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An Unexpected Pleasure

This detour was recommended by a TI, and we were glad we listened! The road is took us through the Burren which is spartan but beautiful in its own right. There were few... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I was surprised at how small it was once we arrive. It was interesting to read about it and snap a few photos. The drive in the area is more interesting than the destination.

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Kortrijk, Belgium
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We specifically made a detour to visit Poulnabrone Dolmen when travelling to our hotel. It's worth the detour, buth not worth driving a long way specifically for this. It's very spectacular if you think how long this dolmen has been standing there. But that's about it.

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Denver, Colorado
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This detour was recommended by a TI, and we were glad we listened! The road is took us through the Burren which is spartan but beautiful in its own right. There were few visitors along with us so we got a chance to experience the tranquility of this ancient burial site without the distraction of tourist congestion. This site has... More 

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Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

You can say its just a bunch of rocks but they've been there for ages and it's nice to be close to something that historical. The landscape around it's very nice and the drive to the place is great for those that really like to drive. Worth every mile we did to get there.

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Acton, Maine
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Ancient burial chamber hides mystery and curiosity. Estimated at 5,800 years old this tomb is on a rock covered earth. Little soil here. There are ''digs'' is protected areas. In 1935 a young boy uncovered a King's collar. As artifacts belong to the government it was taken and put in a museum. The boy was rewarded and his name is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

It's really a amazing stop! Very interesting and impressive. Didn't know what all the fuss was about until we visited. It's a amazing part of Ireland!

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Akron, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Ok there is a reason everyone knows about this Dolmen- it is impressive, the landscape around it is wonderful and dangerous walk carefully. The parking is fine, but realize that the terrain around the Dolmen is not for those who have a hard time walking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Superb dolmen, and a great view from typical Burren rocks. Amazingly beautiful ! Lots of wind though, wear warm clothes !

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Portland, Oregon
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My small tour group visited here on a very soft weather day in April. It was later in the afternoon, so not much traffic or congestion. I encourage my travelers to first circle the dolmen, following a clockwise motion, to let the spirits of the area know we come in peace. In fact, we come to help heal whatever lingers... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is a quick stop on the Ballyvaughan Road of the ancient Dolman (burial site). Breathtaking views surround the dolman as well as interesting landscape. The Burren is made-up of rough rock, so if you need assistance, you might want to have a look at the dolman from the road. It is just a brief stop and won't take-up much... More 

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