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Poulnabrone Dolmen

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Address: R480, The Burren, County Clare, Ireland
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Impressive Burial Site

If only we knew the thinking behind such massive stone structures that were built as burial sites. How and why did our ancestors do it? This is certainly worth a stop during a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Keller, Texas
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Dereham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

On your way through the Burren, take the time to stop and visit this historical site; information boards are available to provide you with the history. Off road parking is available so don't panic when you work your way along the long winding road to the site, there is plenty of space. As I visited towards the end of the... More 

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Keller, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

If only we knew the thinking behind such massive stone structures that were built as burial sites. How and why did our ancestors do it? This is certainly worth a stop during a trip through the Burren, and it's free!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A must-see when you are in The Burren! (Hopefully you will not arrive with the tour buses, as the site can be very crowded.) This is a roadside stop with free parking -- the Dolmen is less than 10 minutes walk along a paved path. Outrageously, there is a stile between the car park and the path, which made access... More 

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Berea, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

No fee. This is a roadside stop, but is very tourist visited. The interesting monument has some markers to explain the past and the geology is fascinating.

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County Tipperary, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

As it was February the site was empty except for a polite caretaker on duty.The Dolmen has easy level access from the car park,it's only about 50mtrs.The information boards are clear and most informative,they are placed along the short walk to the ancient tomb.There are a few barrier ropes around the Dolmen but you are almost within touching distance, so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Beautiful site and a lovely walk to it but I have to be honest and state my disappointment with the size of the dolmen.from photos I thought it would be massive, I heard this from others at the site as well , also the blue rope protecting it was a bit gaudy looking .Onsite staff were lovely and while it... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Lovely drive up through the Burren mountains to reach this amazing attraction. Plenty of parking with free admission. There was ample information boards. Kids had fun exploring around the Burren rock landscape. Well worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is really cool to see if you are into more ancient times. And yes, you will think, how did they make this without all our modern equipment. The sight has tourist information stands where you can read about its formation and time period that it was constructed. Get a detailed map of the the Burren from a local tourist... More 

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Sursee, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I was expecting this to be in the middle of nowhere, but how wrong I was. There is a large car park and when I was there it was home to quite a few small buses and lots of cars. It was alright though, as even with quite a few people the landscape is wide and you can walk 360... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The monument is impressive in it's setting on the Burren limestone. Like most visiting, we knew very little about the Dolmen and it's environment. However, we were most fortunate on our visit last week to encounter a member of the Office of Public Works (OPW) who appears to be on duty there regularly. He was a fountain of knowledge with... More 

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