Voices from the Dawn | Portal Tombs
The ancient monuments of Ireland and their folklore.
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Portal
Tombs

There are more than 180 portal tombs (c. 4000 — 3000 BCE), also known as dolmens, in Ireland. These stone chambers have taller uprights at one end, with an immense capstone usually sloping backward and resting on a lower backstone.

Proleek

Dolmen

Poulnabrone

Dolmen

 

Howth

Dolmen 

Rostellan

Dolmen

The Calf House

Baslicon

Dolmen

Ballina

Dolmen

Legananny

Dolmen

Kilclooney

Dolmen