The Poulnabrone Dolmen – another Stonehenge in Ireland

Updated: April 2, 2020 | By | More
Poulnabrone Dolmen Ireland

If you are going to Ireland and you are not interested only in big cities, or Guiness, then you must see The Poulnabrone Dolmen – another prehistoric monument that is similar to Stonehenge in England.

More than 5.000 years ago, the early inhabitants of the area, used slabs of limestone to build temples and portal tombs, sometimes called dolmens. Poulnabrone Dolmen is probably the most photographed monument throughout Ireland. It lies on the west of the Ireland, in County Clare, in the Burren karst area. A number of these interesting sites are spread throughout the Burren.

The entire structure of Poulnabrone Dolmen consists of 9 m deep burial chamber whose entrance is turned over to the east. Archaeological research in 1985 showed that there were 16 to 22 adults and 6 children buried, including their personal things. Found here such as stone axes, bone pendants, ceramic products and weapons. Poulnabrone Dolmen was therefore an important ceremonial site used in the Bronze Age.

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