The Neolithic Poulnabrone dolmen (“the hole of the sorrows”), dates to between about 4200 BCE and 2900 BCE. Poulnabrone dolmen is a portal tomb in the Burren, County Clare, Ireland.
In 1985 a crack was discovered in the eastern portal of the stone, causing the collapse of the dolmen -which was then dismantled and the stone replaced. During this time excavations were carried out, which discovered between 16-22 adults and 6 children buried under the monument. Various personal items were also uncovered, such as a polished stone axe, two stone disc beads, flint and chert arrowheads and scrapers, and more than 60 shards of pottery.
During the Bronze Age, a newborn baby was buried in the portico, just outside the entrance.
Photo courtesy & taken by The Mask and Mirror.