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“Would easily pay to see this inspiring dolmen”
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Poulnabrone Dolmen
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Cliffs of Moher Full-Day Tour from Dublin with Doolin Village and Galway Bay...
Ranked #9 of 156 things to do in County Clare
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Blackrock, Dublin, Ireland
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“Would easily pay to see this inspiring dolmen”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

Inspiring well preserved dolmen with no entrance fee, whats not to like? The site is well maintained by OPW and there are interesting fact plaques on the way up to the dolmen. There are car and bus parking facilities on site.

The dolmen itself is very impressive and it is interesting to see such an ancient structure still standing, its definitely a must see if your in the area and have an interest in such things, even if you don't its free so worth a visit.

Visited June 2013
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Beaverton, Oregon
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“WOW...how did they do that!???”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

You will be as puzzled as we were that someone could figure out how to do that and how to make it withstand so many years!

Visited May 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Toilets?”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Only recently were facilities of any kind developed here and there is now parking for buses and cars but despite the volume of tourists the site receives the powers that be do not deem toilets to be necessary. Nice to see that the OPW has someone there to protect this ancient structure.

Visited June 2013
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Dedham, Massachusetts, United States
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“Tomb of a king”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

I saw some wonderful things in Ireland including Poulnabrone and Bunratty Castle and the Moher Cliffs, among others. After seeing Bunratty Castle and thinking what power the king had who built the keep I reflected on the lonely dolmen out in the Burren and thought, "that first individual buried there must have been very persuasive to get all the other stone age men to do something they'd never done before, to lift the rock and build it for him. He certainly was everything of a genius. 5000 years later, we see it and still recognize 'something happened here'."

Visited May 2013
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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“Untouched by time”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

If you set out to see this ancient burial place, then dont expect all the hype of a Disney-style production - otherwise you will be bound for disappointment. What I did appreciate about the site though, was that the OPW have elected to make minimum impact on the environment whilst accommodating the large numbers of visitors that are bound to be drawn to this dolmen.There are roped off areas and white stones indicating pathways, and a couple of boards with info on the site, but thankfully, the visitor is left to experience the enigma and the wonder of the dolmen without any contrived intervention. Its a rugged, user-unfriendly landscape, hazardous if you happen to try and retrieve glasses or cellphones which may have disappeared through a crack in the earth - but well worth the visit - its hard to take in that these domen are carbon-dated to be older than the oldest pyramid - but there you are - its a unique experience and one that is unforgettable!

Visited April 2013
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