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Poulnabrone Dolmen

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Address: R480, The Burren, County Clare, Ireland
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Interesting historic sites

Hidden on the edge of the burren this prehistoric site is very interesting for history or archeology buffs. You can stroll through the burren to the burial site that predates... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hidden on the edge of the burren this prehistoric site is very interesting for history or archeology buffs. You can stroll through the burren to the burial site that predates pyramids and Stonehenge by 1000 years. This area is unique and very different from other sites in Ireland..worth a stop.

Thank Tracy B
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited on a wild and windy day in April but it didn't detract from the rugged beauty of this site. A bus load of people arrived at the same time but the weather ensured they didnt stay long and it was worth the wait to get some good photos. There were some beautiful, wild spring flowers too. There are information... More 

Thank PatOcarson
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Look for poulnabrone Dolman Meant to be one of the best places to see the limestone rocks in the Burren Not easy to find. But worth the visit. Just a very different landscape and ancient burial site. Various wild flowers , wild orchids growing between the limestone rocks. Have taken some pics of the map from the site.

Thank Tolroy
Boulder, CO
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is probably one of the more scenic tombs in Ireland, simple though it may be (this isn't Newgrange). It is a free visit and on an Easter weekend when popular spots at Cliffs of Moher or Dingle were jammed, this was a breath of fresh air. Flowers around the rocks added a special touch incontrast to most of the... More 

Thank Boulder-geofamily
Loughrea, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When i was for first time driving around Burren I added thsi spot to my GPS cause I wanted to see as much as possible while being there. This was a nice surprise. There is free huge parking next to the attracion - also many buses with tourists stop there, so this spot is always busy! 5 min walk from... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were exploring the Burren National Park in general, my mom had a few points of interest she wanted to stop at. This was one, we literally spent 10 minutes here, a short walk from the parking lot, some signs informing us of what the dolmen actually was, then a few pictures. The vastness of land was very impressive!! oh... More 

Thank danielleekoskey
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here as part of the Cliffs of Moher tour. This was truthfully the most boring part. You aren't allowed to get close to it (there is someone watching it) and there is not much description around it for any history.

Thank Eric H
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

I was so sad that I couldn't stay here longer! I desperately wanted to ask the caretaker questions. Apparently he is the 'Wikipedia' of the area. We were part of a fabulous tour and our stop here included hail! A very windy and cold area, but well worth the visit!

Thank Cindy S
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Any fan of Neolithic structures will enjoy this stop. Having visited many similar structures in England, I was definitely looking forward to our stop here. I wasn't let down either. Very well presented, and in a dusky time of day, great for photos. There is a small interpretive area, and then the dolmen itself. Can be a little tricky walking... More 

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

One lane roads to get there, but it has parking. I found it fascinating, it's a short walk. Hard to believe people were doing this stuff that long ago. The landscape is nearly barren rock, so the ecosystem is unique. No real facilities, but if you're at the Cliffs, you should try to visit this

Thank Peter S

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