Poulnabrone Portal Tomb


Map Reference: M236004 (1236, 2004)



Poulnabrone Dolmen is a very simple structure. There are three stones on each side, a back stone and a low door stone. A large capstone covers the burial chamber and there is a smaller capstone now resting at the rear, out of position. It is surrounded by a low cairn of stones which may be all that remains of a covering cairn. Excavations revealed the disarticulated bones of 16 adults and children.











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