Brownshill Dolmen, Carlow

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: January 20, 2014
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Carlow
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The Brownshill Dolmen is an unmistakable monument dating back to pre-historic times. Its date of construction has been estimated at between 4,900 and 5,500 years ago and it is thought that religious rites were performed here. Some authorities also suggest that it may have served as a form of border marker. Whatever its original purpose, it represents a tangible link between the present and the past. The magnificent granite capstone, weighing about 100 tonnes, has excited the interest of many antiquarians and tourists for centuries.

1. Brownshill Dolmen, Carlow

Altitude: 86 m