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Reviewed 4 days ago

Poulnabrone is a portal tomb, located on an outcrop of limestone pavement. The site is archaeologically and geologically interesting. A small car park is located within 5 minutes walk. Just down the road from Caherconnell fort the 2 sites form an interesting historical stop, whilst...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jane C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m always in awe when I see these man-made tombs from the past. Generally I stare in wonder while thinking about how this could be possible? I mean, how would humans get rocks that heavy that high off the ground without machinery? This site is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KTRWAnderson
Reviewed January 20, 2019

It's amazing to find yourself standing right in front of something that was originally constructed about 5,000 years - how did they get that huge slab of stone up there? I know from reading about this tomb that it was put back together a couple...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LivMcGiv
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

November still had some tourists but what a site. The tomb. The burren. The cows. You think just a tomb. Nope the rocks of the burren...suck me right in.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jenn M
Reviewed November 24, 2018

The vast stark barren landscape of the Burren is an interesting site after the lush green landscape. Its miles of flat area that look like the floor of the moon, Then the small formation is in sight, The ancient burial site remains untouched.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank LollysLook
Reviewed November 16, 2018

I recently visited this site after missing it (rode straight past) on an earlier trip to Ireland. The site is basically what you see in the pictures. There is ample information provided on the path leading to the Dolmen giving you the history of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank davidaedwards-au
Reviewed November 3, 2018

I don't know what I was expecting, but it was a free stop in the Burren area of Ireland and close to the main road. Great choice! The posted explanations sent us back thousands of years to a primitive time unimaginable. This is a burial...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank LutheranLadySanDiego
Reviewed November 2, 2018

This isn't a completely breathtaking object to behold, but this portal tomb is right by the road, has a free car park and some well laid out footpaths that allow most people to wander up to this piece of ancient history. It is fascinating and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JessLishman
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We joined a day trip from Ennis within Barrat’s tours and 6 ( capacity of 14) of us travelled by small bus to visit several sites( cliffs of moher: awesome/leamanagh castle: waste of a stop/ caherconnell fort: would’ve been amazing had we had enough time...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank hikesedonachick
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Seeing a portal tomb is one of the treats of visiting Ireland and this was an interesting site. There are some nice displays. You get to walk on clints and grykes and learn about the likely use and historical value of this type of tomb....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Gay27
April 21, 2016|
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There is a good sized free car park and it is well signposted from the road.
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