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“A man-made enigma”
Review of Poulnabrone Dolmen

Poulnabrone Dolmen
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Cliffs of Moher Winter Day Tour from Dublin with Doolin Village and Galway Bay...
Ranked #9 of 160 things to do in County Clare
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Turin, Italy
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84 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A man-made enigma”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

One cannot help wondering how those stones got piled up like that. But the final result is definitely worth a visit. Just like the Burren, summer seems to be the best time for a visit. Winter with its icy winds is killing.

Visited December 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Well Worth a Visit While Burren”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

Built 5000 yrs ago it’s a very old burial site that's worth a visit while in Burren especially if you are interested in history. There is no entrance fee, wear comfortable shoes so as to walk easily around the tomb. There is no climbing involved one can enjoy walking around the beautiful ground around. There are sign with explanations along the path. At the entrance there is a gentleman who can write your name in Gaelic on a piece of metal to hang around a necklace or bracelet beautifully done great to take along as souvenirs. Better to give your name and place your order on the way in so he can be done by the time you walk out, there is a fee but not much.

Visited January 2013
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Denver, Indiana
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“History”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

This is a small attraction in the Burren. It is easily found along a small narrow road and there is plenty of parking. The access is free. there is short walk to the iconic rocks that are the remains of an ancient monument. there are signs of explanation along the path, explaining the land formation of the Burren and the Dolmen remains. there is a chain fence around the stones to prevent further inspection, but one can walk all the way around and get nice pictures. It is amazing that these stones have survived through the years. This is stop for those interested in history or geology.

Visited October 2013
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Queensland
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“Amazing access to the tomb”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

While staying in Doolin, we visited this part of the Burren. Parking was easy and entry was free. There is a lot of information on signs about the tomb and the area as you walk along the concrete path toward the area. You can walk up and around the tomb (though not through it). We were amazed at how readily we could access it and got some great up-close photographs. To get a really good insight of the Burren and its history, this is a great landmark to visit.

Visited September 2013
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Columbus, Georgia
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“Excellent piece of ancient history close up”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Not everyone is going to be interested in several slabs or rock...unless you are interested in human history and the evolution of society. At the site you will learn about ancient burial practices and the interaction between animal husbandry and the vegetation. This is not a Stone Henge, but a very personal burial site. Be sure and read the numerous informative plaques. Wear solid shoes for the footing can be difficult.

Visited October 2013
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