Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Brownshill Dolmen, Co Carlow

Dating between 4000 to 3000 BC  the cap on this Dolmen is 150 tonnes and is probably the heaviest of its kind in Europe! Its a portal tomb(see plan below) with the cap resting on a pair of tall portals, the ones on the left in the first picture are almost 1.8 meters (6 foot). The one below is HDR
 The set starts with the view from the road
 This is similar shots but taken using HDR


Charlie Adley said...

Mad - use to have a cuirt like that near my home in Mayo. But the size of it - yow!

Paz said...

I passed this place a dozen times before but I was always rushing, today I knew I would pass it so I had my lunch there this evening. I was amazed at the size of it, its a pity that there was no one else there so I could do a comparison.