The Drumanone Dolmen is one of the most important dolmen in Ireland, together with the Dolmen of Poulnabrone (Co. de Clare). This one would date from 3000 B.C., which would make it one of the oldest dolmens of the island. To visit it, nothing could be simpler: the dolmen is freely open to the public!
The Drumanone dolmen is located less than three miles from Boyle in Roscommon County. The dolmen is more exactly located in a private field, so even if you have a right of way, do not hesitate to ask the owner’s permission to enter.
You will then find in front of you a rather imposing dolmen, measuring 4.5 metres high and 3 metres wide (much larger than the Dolmen of Poulnabrone).
As for the structure, the dolmen is composed of 5 imposing blocks juxtaposed one on top of the other to form a cavity sheltered from the rain and the sun. Admittedly, the Drumanone dolmen has collapsed a bit on itself over time, but it remains no less impressive!
According to research, the Drumanone dolmen was a funerary altar where rites and ceremonies were celebrated throughout the year.
every day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.