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Poulnabrone Dolmen

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Address: R480, The Burren, County Clare, Ireland
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Along the way from the Cliffs of Moher to Londonderry, we stopped at Poulnabrone dolmen, a portal tomb dating back to the Neolithic period. A dolmen is a type of stone monument... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
rockon0630
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really did not get what this was all about. I'm sure for some people it might be interesting as there is a little history to read about the area, but for me it was a few pieces of stone placed in a field, and not worth the driving around trying to find it.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Along the way from the Cliffs of Moher to Londonderry, we stopped at Poulnabrone dolmen, a portal tomb dating back to the Neolithic period. A dolmen is a type of stone monument made of two or more upright stones with a single stone lying across them, and this is one of the best-known of all Irish dolmens. An excavation in... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came out here after seeing the Cliffs of Moher. The weather was off and on, and it was getting late in the day, but the landscape was unforgettably surreal and the dolmen was alone and lonely in the weird moonscape. Why did anyone ever think that was a good place to live? I guess it beats Paramus, NJ, but...... More 

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Carlton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a self guide and easy walk from the parking area. Excellent reader boards for history of area. It is so hard to imagine the age of this tomb and how well preserved the area is with all who can come walk up so close to it.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We came across the Poulnabrone Dolmen by accident after leaving The Alliwee cave and I was very glad that we did. The tomb is very close to the car park so was easy to get to. The area surrounding the Dolmen is quite impressive in the same way as The Giants Causeway. My 7 year old son said that it... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Took a trip here to see the tomb. Spent 30mins checking it out, it is free but dont plan a whole day trip to check it out. An hour tops is all that is needed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Poulnabrone Dolmen is one of the most recognizable Irish symbols and well worth the trip! To get there one must travel through the most wonderful and mystical of places - the Burren. This is my third time here from Texas in just a few years - the Burren keeps calling me back...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not completely clear how Poulnabrone Dolmen was originally intended to be used, but there is much speculation that the locals (Druids perhaps) used it as a place of burial... a portal to the next life. That is a common speculation, but we were told there are other theories as well. For a couple of us, it reminded us of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here after visiting the Cliffs of Moher. Unlike the Cliffs, the site was not overrun with tourists when we stopped in late June. Perhaps the people at your B & B or hotel can tell you when buses are likely to stop and when they should all be gone. The Dolmen is as photogenic as you see on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a site I was really looking forward too, I love Neolithic history and archaeology. We went on a Friday about mid morning and there were so many people, several tour buses plus lots of cars. We didn't stick around because it was just too crowded to appreciate the site.

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