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Poulnabrone Dolmen

R480, The Burren, County Clare, Ireland
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“portal tomb” (40 reviews)
“burial site” (18 reviews)
R480, The Burren, County Clare, Ireland
R480, The Burren, County Clare, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This site offers both pre-historic and geological wonders! Poulnabrone Dolmen is a neolithic portal tomb spanning 600 years of burials dating to the 6th millennium BC! Ice sheets in the last Ice Age shaved the surrounding limestone flat and lacy patterns flow through the stone...More

Thank PJ C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister-in-law and I went out of our way to see this dolmen. It is located in the Burren which in itself is a site not to be missed. The Dolmen is easy to access and is a fascinating piece of history. It's not too...More

1  Thank Donna H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Poulnabrone Dolmen - rock formation in the shape of the Pi sign. It was ancient tomb that must have been a challenge to make considering how big the stones were. If you can avoid the bus traffic it can be be very serene .

Thank RamblinJamie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In addition to a wonderful,portal tomb, this site gives you an opportunity to get up close to, and walk upon, the Burren landscape you have been observing at a distance, Entry is free, there is a good car park with ample space, and good sign...More

Thank bobjanh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the finest examples of a Dolmen. In Ireland, this and Proleek Dolmen in Dundalk, are my favorite. There is always people around.

Thank ziolith
Reviewed 20 November 2017

I was so intent on seeing this dolmen that we backtracked 3 hours roundtrip to see it...and I was not disappointed! It is a magnificent example of a portal tomb dating back some 5000 years. It is constructed of a large capstone sitting on two...More

Thank Pamela F
Reviewed 29 October 2017

In the Burren right on R-480, this historical site is worth visiting when in the area. It's free, there's ample parking and one can walk on the limestone Burren right up to the stone formations. Short walk from the parking lot.

Thank JKorW
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Totally worth the stop while driving through the Burren. There are several informational signs on site. Walking on the stones in the Burren is just as interesting. I skipped on our last visit because of pouring rain, happy to not miss this time around.

Thank Jaimye L
Reviewed 12 October 2017

If you like ancient history and atmospheric sites, then don't miss this. The Burren itself is an interesting environment with its rain-pocked limestone "floor" and the iconic stone-pile fences threading through the landscape. We were there on a blustery grey day and the winds were...More

Thank Corrina A
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This location has a large parking lot and some well written displays to explain the landscape and history of the Burren. The dolmen itself was smaller than I expected, but still overall very cool to see. You are able to get quite close to it,...More

Thank cra27
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21 April 2016|
Response from GuyRopeTrip |
There is a good sized free car park and it is well signposted from the road.