We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Poulnabrone Dolmen

Address: R480, The Burren, County Clare, Ireland
Improve this listing
Ranked #15 of 71 Attractions in County Clare
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Write a Review

184 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
138 attraction reviews
344 helpful votes 344 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Poulnabrone Dolmen is an ancient portal tomb located in the Burren region of County Clare, south of Ballyvaughan. We visited this spot on a tour of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher with Galway Tour Company. Although we only spent about 20 minutes here, it was a great stop. The dolmen was amazing - more than 5000 years old! Today,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brooklyn, New York
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
48 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

How truly incredible! The Burren is like nothing else I have ever seen before, and the Dolmen has a staggeringly long history. No, it is not GIGANTIC, it seems a lot of people were disappointed in the size, but if you appreciate geology and history, the size will be irrelevant and the site will amaze and engage you. Nearby: the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Saint Augustine, Florida
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Don't miss the Burren, and don't miss the Dolmen! It is Stonehenge-like in appearance and mystery, but much more accessible. A playground for kids with the nearby rocks, and a mystery to discuss at dinner that night about its possible origins (be sure to read the signs for later).

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This site was one of my favourite stops. I made it a "Must See" on this trip as dolmens fascinate me, and I also wanted a closeup look at the Burren, having only previously seen it through the car window. We had seen other dolmens, but I have to say that the setting of this one makes it especially interesting... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California, United States
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
45 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Such a cool monument that was built so long ago. Impressive to see and sits on a landscape that is just as bizzare.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We really liked exploring this area. The Dolmen has a lot of interesting history. Signs are posted explaining what things are so that you know what your looking at. The kids had fun climbing on different rocks as well.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was a remarkable site with informative signs and a chance to see this interesting dolmen formation dating back to the Bronze Age. Its purpose is unknown but is a must see. Around it is the revealed bare landscape of the Burren and occasional erratics dropped as the glaciers receded.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Culver City, California, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A very moving experience. Informative displays help you to intellectually grasp its significance, but the emotional effect takes time to sink in. Boldly, proudly sorrowful....something like that, in essence. Take time to visit it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Phoenix, Arizona, Usa
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
44 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is located off the N67 about 40 minutes from Galway then go south on the R 480 for about 10 km. Not well located by signs so check it out on the maps and program your GPS. Same run to do the Cliff of Moher.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We always visit this site when in The Burren. Although much research has been done it to us is still a place of mystery and intrigue. It leaves more questions unanswered than answered. As other reviewers have noted, when you start to really realize how old it really is, you have to start asking the logical questions of how it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Poulnabrone Dolmen also viewed

County Clare, Province of Munster
Caherconnell, The Burren

Been to Poulnabrone Dolmen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Poulnabrone Dolmen staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?