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Ancient Ireland : Poulnabrone Dolmen and Portal Tomb, Caherconnell, county Clare Ireland

Poulnabrone Portal tomb
County Clare
Ireland
Nigel Borrington

Poulnabrone Dolmen and Portal Tomb is one of the most Dramatic megalithic sites in Ireland, it has superb sculptured form and is easily access from the road.

During the summer months it must be one of the most visited dolmens in the country. The day I visited and took these pictures it was overcast and grey, so there was less visitors than I can imagine at other times. When the site was excavated in 1986 they found some human remains some 16 adults and children plus some of their artifacts, together they dated the tomb to around 3600 B C.

The entrance some 2 meters high faces north, The capstone is tilted at the usual angle for a Doland of this type, it measures about 3 1/2 metres long and some 2 metres wide.

The name Poulnabrone means ‘ the hole of the sorrows’ There are many other interesting sites near poulnabrone including the Wedge tomb at Gleninsheen and Baur South and the Stone Fort at Caherconnell.

Situated on Karst limestone, in a field east of the Ballyvaughan – Corrofin Road the Poulnabrone Dolmen is one of Irelands more accessable megalithic structures.

4 responses

  1. Another point of interest Nigel

    September 26, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    • Hi Elaine πŸ™‚

      This is a location I have wanted to revisit for a long time so it was great to finally return πŸ™‚

      Ireland has some amazing history πŸ™‚

      September 27, 2017 at 5:04 pm

  2. Perfect geometry!

    September 26, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    • Hello πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you , very pleased you liked this post and thank you for your comment πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      September 27, 2017 at 5:05 pm

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