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Poulnabrone Dolmen

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Address: R480, The Burren, County Clare, Ireland
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Any fan of Neolithic structures will enjoy this stop. Having visited many similar structures in England, I was definitely looking forward to our stop here. I wasn't let down... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Any fan of Neolithic structures will enjoy this stop. Having visited many similar structures in England, I was definitely looking forward to our stop here. I wasn't let down either. Very well presented, and in a dusky time of day, great for photos. There is a small interpretive area, and then the dolmen itself. Can be a little tricky walking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One lane roads to get there, but it has parking. I found it fascinating, it's a short walk. Hard to believe people were doing this stuff that long ago. The landscape is nearly barren rock, so the ecosystem is unique. No real facilities, but if you're at the Cliffs, you should try to visit this

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Poulnabrone Dolmen is a very interesting, yet fairly easy to miss (especially in the rain!), attraction (I feel icky calling a tomb an "attraction," but...) in the Burren. The hubs and I visited in September, and I'm glad we stopped, even in the pouring rain. The parking lot was a mess, I stepped in a hole, and it was hard... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site is well worth a visit but wear boots especially if it has been raining.Not very well signposted unless you know the area - its just a couple of miles down from the Cliffs.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

It's a tomb of overlapping rocks. It may be of interest to historians but there's not a huge amount to see otherwise. It does, however, make for some great photos, especially at dawn or dusk.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Both the land around the dolmen and the dolmen itself are worth visiting just to get an inkling of what life must have been like in ancient times.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

A photographer friend recommended I try shooting the Milky Way up at Poulnabrone Dolmen on the last day of December 2016. So on the first night of 2017 I drove from Galway (just over an hour) and parked in the spacious car park. Make sure it's a clear (cloudless) night - bring a good torch (it is 'proper' dark up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

I hired a car to take me throughout the remote Burren and this portal tomb dating back to 3209 BC which is the Neolithic Period. It's one of 150 plus dolmens in Ireland, but this one is outstanding. The rocky terrain is amazing. Wear shoes or boots that will help you navigate well on slippery terrain as it's wet at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

The Burren consists of large rocks with small spaces between them, amazingly rich in vegetation. It's the only place in Europe where cattle are taken to graze in the winter. Elsewhere they are taken down from the high pastures to places where hay is stored. People have lived in these rocky lands for many centuries as proven by these domens.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We loved our time spent in the west of Ireland. An early morning walk through the Burren, and visits to the the Poulnabrone Dolmen, are things that I will remember for life.

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