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Brownshill Dolmen

Bennekerry Service Station 726 Hacketstown Road, Carlow, Ireland
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Ancient history at its best

The Brownshill tomb is between five and six thousand years old. The path is modern and gives easy... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
via mobile
Simple yet awesome

No need to plan too much time around this attraction. It's simple and yet a must see to appreciate... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Windsor, Canada
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Megalithic monument thousands of years old.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“portal tomb” (8 reviews)
“car park” (8 reviews)
“short walk” (6 reviews)
Bennekerry Service Station 726 Hacketstown Road, Carlow, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Brownshill tomb is between five and six thousand years old. The path is modern and gives easy access to this ancient historic sight. The information signs at the roadside and also at the stones give lots of varied and useful information. It's an amazing...More

Thank thelaminator2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No need to plan too much time around this attraction. It's simple and yet a must see to appreciate that it's almost 5,000 yrs old and one of the heaviest portal tombs in Ireland. If travelling through Ireland for historical and educational reasons, definitely go...More

Thank Canadian-Irish-72
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Really enjoyed my visit to the Brownshill Dolmen. It is such a peaceful place located as it is in the middle of a cornfield. There's a decent sized car park by the roadside and display boards both there and by the Dolmen giving information Bout...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The dolmen is over 5000 years old & has the largest capstone in Europe. It is close to Carlow town, has a small off-road carpark & small, simple information boards.

Thank Donal M
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Brought our two grandsons here on a day out. It's very impressive to look at the boys were having great discussions about how they built it without modern tools. Well worth a look.

Thank Siobhan T
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Nice and well kept just outside Carlow . Worth a visit.. When parking Do not leave valuables in your car on show.

2  Thank Irene F
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Brownshill Dolmen was on our way to Kilkenny and we made a quick stop. Nice walk with good pathways to the stones. Pretty scenery. Stones were cool and it was nice to read about what they think they are, although no excavation has been completed....More

Thank KitDuluCa
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

This is s very impressive Dolmen and deserves a 5 star rating . The accessibility to it bad , no amenities, there has to be something those in charge could do to upgrade this to a 5 star tourist attraction, one of the best in...More

Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

After parking on the roadside and walking through a field you will come to a fairly large dolmen standing alone and rather isolated. It's interesting if you are into dolmens and even if you are not it still has a mysterious and historical air about...More

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I saw it years ago when i first visited Ireland, now I live right behind it!! Very impressive to see!

Thank Annesophie1989
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24 July 2015|
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Response from Nigel K | Reviewed this property |
yes there is a lovelly clean footpath up to it