Poulnabrone At Sunrise


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Poulnabrone dolmen is an unusually large dolmen, or portal tomb located in The Burren, Co Clare.  Situated on one of the most desolate and highest points of the region, it comprises three standing portal stones supporting a heavy horizontal capstone, and dates to the Neolithic period, probably between 4200 BC and 2900 BC.

When the site was excavated in 1986 and again in 1988, around 33 human remains, including those of adults, children were found buried underneath it, along with various stone and bone objects that would have been placed with them at the time of interment. Both the human remains and the burial objects date to between 3800 BC and 3200 BC.

This image was shot just as the sun was peeking over the hills to the east.