Portal Tomb that dates back to 3200 BC

The Burren’s built history has left the ruins of round towers, ancient churches, high crosses, tombs, and holy wells.

On the side of the main R480 road from Corofin to Ballyvaughan, the Poulnabrone Dolmen is one such example of the Burren’s built history. This ancient portal tomb dates back to the Neolithic period, 3200BC. It comprises of a tabular capstone supported by two slender portal stones, and bordered by a nearby cairn.

While it is one of over 150 dolmens in Ireland, the magnificence of this dolmen means that it is often regarded as one of Ireland’s most photographed monuments.

The final resting place of some of the first farmers of the Burren, it is a mystical place to wind down after a long day, as one sits in the peaceful and scenic surroundings of this unique landscape. While there take a picture through the dolmen as the sun descends in this special place.

Useful Information

Off road parking

Getting There

Near Carron, just off the R480 road from Corofin to Ballyvaughan.

Map Location: 53.046972, -9.141010
Contact Poulnabrone Dolmen

Carron, Co. Clare, Ireland


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