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West of Ireland - Poulnabrone - Portal to Ireland 5,500 years ago

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Poulnabrone - Portal to Ireland 5,500 years ago

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(23 reviews)
The Burren, County Clare, West of Ireland, Ireland
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Poulnabrone is a neolithic dolmen or portal tomb, dating from approximately 3500BC. It was built 2000 years before Stonehenge and 1000 years before the pyramids. Hear about the people who lived in this region of Ireland, home to a large number of ancient tombs and relics. Find out how they built the tomb, and why. We will trace the connections between these early inhabitants and those who farm the landscape today. We will explore up close the features of the limestone karst landscape that surrounds it, an area of unparalleled biodiversity, with its many wildflowers and plants.


Meet Janet West of Ireland

Janet West of Ireland

Janet has worked as a tour guide in the Burren region in the west of Ireland since April 2002, spending every Summer guiding people around this amazing protected landscape. In 2008 she started offering tours of the locations from Father Ted, a popular British TV series, set on Craggy Island, a fictional island off the west coast of Ireland. The series was almost entirely filmed in the Burren. Janet also offers guided bike tours, and is very knowledgeable about the history, geology, archaeology and folklore in the Burren and Cliffs of Moher region, now designated as a UNESCO Geopark. She is a long standing member of the Burren Ecotourism Network, recently awarded best community tourism project by Lonely Planet's Best In Travel Awards 2021.


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to West of Ireland with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from West of Ireland. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Christina (NYC) 🌇🏺🏛🦉 M.

25 April 2021

Lovely Tour

Mayve L.

25 April 2021

I live in Ireland and have never been here, so thanks Janet for sharing this amazing place with such ancient history.

Veronika & Dorothee from Germany J.

24 April 2021

Liked the Tour. Very impressive Dolmen. Also liked Janet and the way, she showed us this place. Would like to travel with her again.

jean H.

23 April 2021

Great to see something of the Burden. Heard about it but yet to get there. Janet knew so much and eager to explain the geology, and the ancient history, and the myths and legends. Fascinating tour. Thank you Janet!

Annette H.

22 April 2021

Lovely tour. Janet is very steady of foot to get so close as the landscape is not very walker friendly. The views are outstanding and Janet is very knowledgeable.


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