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Poulnabrone Dolmen

R480, The Burren, County Clare, Ireland
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Ranked #22 of 90 Attractions in County Clare
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I was expecting something much bigger especially as in photos it really seems quite large so I was quite taken aback when it was rather small! Nevertheless, it was still worth the visit and was quite incredible to see. We arrived just before 10 am and were the only ones there which was quite special! There is a lot of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Seems a lot larger in photos, but when you go up to it it's actually quite small. Hard to imagine that it was been there for so long! It is very windy there so definitely bring a windbreaker and good shoes as the ground is very uneven. The drive there was quite windy and narrow, but fun. It's a bit... More

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Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Visiting Ireland, we wanted to see things that were no less than 1000 years old (other than of course, Guinness and Jameson....) It is amazing to see this - so up close and personal - and to think about people lifting these large and heavy stones without mechanical help. Clearly a spiritual homage created to remember those that died reflecting... More

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Dalby Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Loved the trip along small roads to get there. So much beautiful country to see. Unlike other ancient ruins, you could get up close and personal.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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11 helpful votes 11 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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Texas
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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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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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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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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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