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 was fascinated by the history of the Poulnabrone Dolmen. They excavated the site some years ago and found a number of bodies, most in their 30s and 40s, but also an infant, along with some jewelry....  more
    I was fascinated by the history of the Poulnabrone Dolmen. They excavated the site some years ago and found a number of bodies, most in their 30s and 40s, but also an infant, along with some jewelry....  more »
  • If you are at all interested in history, you have to stop at Poulnabrone. The information provided about the sight is very informative, and once you get to see it, you just have to stop and take in.....  more
    If you are at all interested in history, you have to stop at Poulnabrone. The information provided about the sight is very informative, and once you get to see it, you just have to stop and take in.....  more »
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  • Very fascinating landmark older than the pyramids. Interesting also the info panels along the path from the car park to the dolmen.
  • Ancient history! 5,000+ years old, and older than Stonehenge. We did the sheepdog demo a few minutes away, had lunch there, and then came here before heading to the Cliffs of Moher for a late afternoon hike. Perfect day.

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