Poulnabrone Dolmen

Poulnabrone Dolmen Poul na Brone Dolmen is the Burren's most famous archaeological monument and is regarded as the finest example of Megalithic tombs in Ireland. In fact there is a wealth of remains from ancient civilisations in the Burren that excites the historian and archaeologist. It was excavated in 1986 and the remains of 33 people were discovered some dating back to 3800 B.C. Poulnabrone Dolmen Gleninsheen, Poulawack Cairn are fine examples of burial tombs. Forts at Cahercommaun, Caherconnell and Caheraballykinvarga take you back to a time long past. Ancient monastic sites, Holy wells, castles, high crosses, round towers form a myriad of stopping places. There are over seventy great stone tombs, including 6,000 year-old portal dolmens and court tombs and neolithic cairns. There are also many fulachta fiadh (cooking or sauna sites) dating back to the Bronze Age, some three hundred of them. The Celtic iron Age saw the arrival of ring barrows and some five hundred ring fort and hill forts and the mysterious "fairy forts". Location: 5 miles (8 km) from Ballyvaughan Village The following video introduces Poulnabrone Dolmen (from the 2.33 mark)