Poulnabrone Dolmen, Caherconnell

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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 Caherconnell, use our Caherconnell travel route planning site.
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  • I arrived in the parking lot around 0930 on the first Sunday morning in March. I spent 45 minutes at the site and did not see another soul except a farmer driving to his barn. There were no other... 
    I arrived in the parking lot around 0930 on the first Sunday morning in March. I spent 45 minutes at the site and did not see another soul except a farmer driving to his barn. There were no other...  more »
  • Loved my visit to Poulnabrone, set majestically on a limestone pavement a short walk from the road. It is incredibly well preserved though the Eastern side stone had to be replaced due to a crack. No....  more
    Loved my visit to Poulnabrone, set majestically on a limestone pavement a short walk from the road. It is incredibly well preserved though the Eastern side stone had to be replaced due to a crack. No....  more »
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  • The place is a little normal but when you think of the history behind it's incredible. It's beautiful and I like that there's wheel chair access. The history is interesting and the sights are breath taking.
  • For total immersion in the site, start by reading the plaques that explain the monument's history. When I arrived in front of the ceremonial tomb, I was simply struck by the grandeur. For those who like history, you can't miss it.

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