Dating back to the Neolithic period, Poulnabrone Dolmen (Poll na mBron in Irish, meaning hole of the sorrows) is a portal tomb in the Burren. It has been estimated to be as old as 4200 B.C. to 2900 B.C.
The dolmen consists of a 12 foot capstone supported by two slender portal stones, which lift the capstone approximately six feet above the ground creating a chamber in a low cairn. Excavations found that at least 22 cremated adults and children were buried here. Personal items buried with the dead included a polished stone axe, a bone pendant, quartz crystals, weapons, and pottery.
About Poulnabrone Dolmen (Poll na mBron)
Megalithic Portal: Poulnabrone
Journey to Poulnabrone Dolmen (Poll na mBron)
Poulnabrone Dolmen is located on the R480 north of Caherconnell Stone Fort on the Leamaneh-Ballyvaughan road in The Burren in County Clare, Ireland.
Stone Pages: Poulnabrone
Megalithic Ireland: Poulnabrone Portal Tomb
Irish Antiquities: Poulnabrone Portal Tomb
Wikipedia: Poulnabrone Dolmen
Wikipedia: The Burren
Map Reference: M236004
Visitors information for Poulnabrone Dolmen may be found at the geograph.ie website. General tourist information for the Burren may be found at the Heritage Ireland website and the Visit the Burren website.
Additional Photos of Poulnabrone Dolmen (Poll na mBron)
Road Sign Poulnabrone Dolmen
Front of Poulnabrone Dolmen
Side of Poulnabrone Dolmen
Side Poulnabrone Dolmen
Rear of Poulnabrone Dolmen
Large Boulder and the Karst Limestone that Surrounds Poulnabrone Dolmen