Poulnabrone Dolmen, Connemara

October 4, 2013

The Celts were a strange lot. Like the Egyptians, they believed the afterlife was a transition to something else, so created elaborate tombs to house their kings and queens. Their ‘dolmens’, or passage tombs, can be found all over Ireland, but there is a particularly impressive one standing alone against the granite wastes and flying skies of the Burren in Ireland’s wild west. After a crack was found in one its portal stone, it was dismantled and found to contain the bones of over twenty people, including six children and a piles of axes, crystals and pots. Trust the Irish to bring the whole family…

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