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It’s my very first dolmen I ever saw = but it’s a massive monument! It’s impressive And it’s... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Very cool

This was a brief surprise stop for us, but I thought the place was really neat! Such a massive... read more

Reviewed March 17, 2019
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“portal tomb”(11 reviews)
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Megalithic monument thousands of years old.
Bennekerry Service Station 726 Hacketstown Road, Carlow, Ireland
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All reviews portal tomb car park ancient history worth a visit nice short walk information boards thousand years the main road europe stone field path cap megalithic visitors weigh heaviest
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It’s my very first dolmen I ever saw = but it’s a massive monument! It’s impressive And it’s free!! Even parking is free! You just have to walk there = you won’t walk more than 5 minutes. I could highly encourage you, to visit this...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank bobx77
Reviewed March 17, 2019

This was a brief surprise stop for us, but I thought the place was really neat! Such a massive stone to have moved! We were here for only about 15 minutes, so if you're looking for something quick to squeeze in, this place is perfect!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BL_adventure
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Fantastic example of neolithic Ireland, a period of when the first farmer came to ireland. A very important time at start of Irish civilisation

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tom O
Reviewed November 20, 2018

The Brwonshill Dolmen is a megalithic portal tomb located near Carlow. The structure is impressive in size and notable because unlike Stonehenge, it is just sitting in the middle of a field. There are a few parking spots on the road and a fenced walkway...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Well worth a visit - especially on a nice day You need to get your mind around how long ago this go built to appreciate how amazing this is

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank fclauson
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Had about an hour to spre and went to have a look at this fantastic piece of history. Reportedly, the heaviest capstone in Europe, and around for a few thousand years. How did they do it??? Always interested me to know how. The weather was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tomwalshphotos
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

This is a large portal tomb which is easily accessible and just outside of the Carlow city center. The walk from the small, free car park is very pleasant and peaceful and surrounded by farmland.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Moppa2015
Reviewed September 3, 2018

I was blown away by the sheer size of the capstone. No distance from the road and very accessible to all.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JosephFitzsimmons
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Reportedly the largest dolmen mantle in Europe, this beautiful stone site sits in a field off the main road near Carlow. Free.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nicole B
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

The Portal Tomb has a history of burials and probably pagan rites Dolmen site is difficult to find so be careful when searching for it A fairly long walk from the car park to the tomb about 500 metres each way With nothing to see...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank normanlynbarnfield
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Response from nigel k | Reviewed this property |
yes there is a lovelly clean footpath up to it