Poulnabrone Dolmen, County Clare

An iconic archaeological site in Ireland, Poulnabrone Dolmen represents a stunning example of a Neolithic portal tomb. This stone formation features two vertical stones supporting a 3.7 m (12 ft) horizontal capstone. These most likely are burial structures that were erected between 4200 BCE and 2900 BCE. Learn about the lives and rituals of early farmers in the area through the formations that they left behind. These dolmens exist throughout Western Europe. Though it is not known for certain who put them in place or how they did it, excavations in this region show that the dead and their belongings were buried at this site up through Celtic times. To visit Poulnabrone Dolmen on your trip to County Clare, use our County Clare travel route planning site .
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  • Actually the journey from the main road ( we turned off the road between Lisdoonvarna and Ballyvaughan so we had a longer route to the Dolmen) was, itself, a highlight of our visit to Co.Clare. We got...  more »
  • We stopped here to get out and stretch our legs for a bit, however our little one was passed out in the carseat, so instead of walking up to the tomb, we just took a picture from the parking lot (whic...  more »
  • It was quite unique experience. There is a free car park easy to use. There are 3 displays to explain the portal tomb. Of course the main attraction is the tomb. The stones all around are also nice to look at. At the entrance of the car park there is a copy of an ogham stone.
  • This is one of the most timeless and unique places I've been to. Please, if you visit, respect the signs and observe the dolmen and its surroundings from the marked path. This is an important place.
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