Brownshill Dolmen
Location: Carlow Co.Carlow

Listing Description

One very unmistakable monument dating back to pre-historical times is the great dolmen at Brownshill to the east of Carlow town. The dolmen has a granite capstone weighing over 100 tonnes, making it the largest of its kind in Europe. The massive capstone rests on two portal stones which flank a door stone and slopes downwards to the west where it rests on a low boulder. The magnificent capstone has excited the interest of many antiquarians and tourists down through the years and it is thought that religious rites, possibly even human sacrifice, were performed there for four and a half thousand years (2500 BC)


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Hackettstown Road Carlow

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