The Burren, County Clare

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  • Driving on the moon
    Driving on the moon
    by sabsi
  • another Dolmen close to Poulnabrone Dolmen
    another Dolmen close to Poulnabrone...
    by globetrott
  • another Dolmen close to Poulnabrone Dolmen
    another Dolmen close to Poulnabrone...
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    There is not only Poulnabrone Dolmen

    by globetrott Written Sep 20, 2005

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    another Dolmen close to Poulnabrone Dolmen
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    There is not only Poulnabrone Dolmen, BUT also another similar such construction next to the parking where you have a small space to park your car, when visiting Poulnabrone Dolmen. You simply have to step over the stone-wall and turn to the right instead of heading towards the much more famous Poulnabrone Dolmen.
    The Dolmen in my picture looks less spectacular, but it reminds me a lot more of a tomb - Don't miss it, when you are in the Burren.
    On my 2nd picture you may see my old motorhome, parked in the street, and - unfortunately quite dark - the other Dolmen in front.

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  • Burren roads

    by sabsi Updated Nov 25, 2002

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    Driving on the moon

    Get into your car and drive around this area. Make sure not to miss the street from the picture (between Ailwee Caves and Poulnabrone Dolmen - I felt like driving on the moon) and the street at Corkscrew Hill.

    Did you know why this part of Ireland became so stoney? Ireland used to be full of forests some thousand years ago until some people arrived who cut all the trees down. Unfortunately by cutting all the trees down the wind blew away the soil and all that was left over was the limestone which was easily washed away by the rain and the wind!

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    Build your own dolmen!

    by Krumel Written Jun 28, 2003

    Build your own little dolmen in what looks like a stone legoland in a stone field behind the Poulnabrone Dolmen. Someone had started building their own little dolmens with the stones that are scattered all over the area, and when I was there a few years back there were hundreds of them, in all shapes and sizes, from luxury three-storey dolmens to very basic versions.

    Unfortunately they were all gone the next time I went there, and our tiny match-box sized dolmen looked pretty lonely there on its own. So get going and build some more when you're out there!

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