Going to Poulnabrone Dolmen

Poulnabrone Dolmen in the Distance at the Burren

Poulnabrone Dolmen in the Distance at the Burren

We were going on a grand tour of the Burren. The Burren is a large karst area in County Clare and it is one of the national parks of Ireland. When I read that the Burren is a karst formation, I immediately thought of the incredible karst scenery I have seen in other parts of the world where limestone formations about burst out of the earth in spectacular fashion. When I saw photos of the Burren I was struck at how different it actually is. We were already in the Burren and we were trying to make our way to the end of the route. The route brings us to some interesting places.

Barren Landscape at the Burren

Barren Landscape at the Burren

The map showed some a place which seems to be similar to Stonehenge, albeit on a much smaller scale. This seems to be the place for such structures though and I was quite excited to go see it. On our way there we saw a sign for a ring fort. The gate was closed and we tried to trespass just for some photos but to no avail. The ring fort was closed off and there didn’t seem to be an easy way to get in other than the front door. The place just closed for the winter so it would be a while before we can see it. We just continued on to what is hopefully a far more interesting place.

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