The beautiful Kilclooney Dolmen dates from c 3500 b.c and is regarded as one of the finest examples of a portal tomb in the country. It’s impressive capstone measures 13 wide, 20 feet long and stands over 6 feet high. This makes it one of the largest examples in Europe and probably weighs well over 100 tonnes. The massive capstone looks different from every angle and some say it resembles a bird taking to flight, a whale, a dolphin and an alligator to name but a few. The lower end of the capstone is unusually supported by a small stone which was placed on top of the backstone (normally it is placed directly onto the backstone). It is believed that this extra stone was placed to allow extra light to shine into the tomb. Nearby this magical spot is a 2nd smaller dolmen (which has partly collapsed) and a court tomb. This area is Ireland at its best.

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