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Address: Ballina, Ireland
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Worth the effort; Not remote, but, not easy to find.

This dolmen is actually right in BALLINA suburbia (well and industrial estate). While most dolmens are in rural areas, and fields, etc., this one is in BALLINA town. Had some... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2016
Smithfield, Australia
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Smithfield, Australia
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

This dolmen is actually right in BALLINA suburbia (well and industrial estate). While most dolmens are in rural areas, and fields, etc., this one is in BALLINA town. Had some issues locating it, as the directions did not make sense (it is not behind the railway station. Was hard to find a Ballina local who knew of it, or could... More 

Thank RednekFNQ
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Not the most impressive dolmen I've seen, but still, it's made of some sizeable chunks of rock. Be careful you don't drive past; it's set above the road just next to the industrial estate right on the edge of town. Worth ten minutes if you're nearby.

Thank L3K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

We asked four local people, including 3 hotel receptionists in two hotels where the dolmen was. Their answer: What is a dolmen?!! So much for local knowledge. It is hard to find. Go to the train station, cross the level crossing up Primrose Hill, and it is on your left about 200 metres up. Largest dolmen in Ireland, with a... More 

3 Thank DublinHillwalker
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

Situated beside and industrial estate, but worth the visit. Some info about these types of monuments was provided but unfortunately no info on the age of this exhibit!

Thank pcf144
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91 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Worth checking out if you have 30 minutes to spare when in Ballina, well preserved piece of pre history on the western seaboard

Thank AilineHanlon
Rome, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

After a long and arduous journey the dolmen appeared upon the horizon, splitting the sky like a fantastic pile of rocks! My pulse quickened the sight of its beauty upon the mound. As any of my friends would tell you I've a keen eye for neolithic stone erections and the Ballina dolmen has secured a place in my top twenty... More 

2 Thank TheConDog
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Easy to find but in a built up area. The story surrounding it doesn't quite add up but do some googling before you go and make up your own mind.

Thank DonegalDanbert
Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Very cool. But an industrial estate is looms 20 meters away. But as always with these types of monuments a little imagination goes a long way.

Thank Dtruth
Margate Kent U.K.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2013

This is an awe inspiring, monolithic monument at the top of Primrose Hill with a great view of Nephin in the background, despite it being a bright sunny day when I visited there is something quite eerie about this site, there is a plaque just outside the area which tells the story of The Dolmen of the Four Moals.

Thank Sheila H
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2013

If you are into Dolmen's, you will like the one in Balina. It's situated on the top of hill ( in an industrial neighborhood) and in great shape even though it is several thousand years old.

1 Thank Jim T

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