Poulawack Cairn
Poulawack Cairn
4.5

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JOHN R
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
I’m not sure if other reviews here are accurate. I think some may be confusing this with the Poulnabrone Dolmen that is close by, and very well signposted with paths and information displays.
Poulawack Cairn is off the beaten track. The road is well signposted, but the Cairn itself is not very accesible. To get from the road involved traversing the rugged stony landscape prevalent in the Burren, so it is not for everyone. There is no path, and does involve climbing over stone walls. It took approximately 25 minutes to get from the road to the Cairn. There is a risk of injury, the gaps between the stones can by misleadingly deep. We found the cairn by following google maps, as the signposts stop at the roadside.
Poulnawack is the final resting place for numerous people, so should be respected as a burial site. It is a very quiet place, perfect for contemplation. If you do decide to visit, respect the area. Take nothing but memories (and photographs), leave nothing behind.
Written August 2, 2021
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Christy S
Clare, Clare, Ireland20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
Another off the beaten track location. Hugh amount of history about this site and again a guide is recommended.
Written October 2, 2017
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optimistic20814
Chester, MD150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Solo
This cairn is generally unpopulated and quiet for contemplating the enormity of the human history in this area. Fascinating stages of construction and burials in this cairn are available at the site or on the web. It is accessible from the road with a very short walk and has great views of the surrounding area as well!
Written June 26, 2015
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DJC7
94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
Walking around Poulawack Cairn will provide you with an excellent overview of both the history of the Burren and the ancient peoples who inhabited the area. It is very well organized to allow many visitors to experience the Cairn without feeling rushed. The posted signs are well organized and provide a nice timeline as well as an excellent education of the area and its archaeological importance. Worth a stop.
Written July 11, 2017
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debduck_ding
NEWBERG3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Solo
Well marked paths, good photo ops, best lighting at early morning and late afternoon or sunset. Very intersting historival information.
Written March 19, 2016
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YTR24
Co Antrim, N.Ireland30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
This is well worth a visit if you have any interest in ancient Celtic history. A very atmospheric location.
Written July 28, 2015
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JeanBloomfield_MI
Bloomfield Hills, MI15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
Makes you aware of the early settlement of this entire area - and wondering how they built these cairns given the rock sizes.
Written May 21, 2015
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