The Gaulstown Dolmen is a superb Neolithic monument, located in County Waterford in Ireland, near the town of Tramore. Situated in a sort of clearing, the dolmen is still intact today, and is freely accessible to visitors . Although it is not the largest dolmen in Ireland, this one has rather honourable dimensions, as well as an incomparable charm…
The Dolmen is located in the heart of the Irish countryside, in a tiny tree-lined clearing. Rather massive, it consists of 6 stones forming a chamber with a cornerstone covering the construction of about 5 meters long.
Very imposing, the dolmen has the advantage of being visited free of charge, without a guide or passage.
Very mysterious, it was the subject of an archaeological excavation campaign, which revealed traces of flint knapping and fireplaces. According to research, this dolmen was used as a place for funeral rituals, where the remains of the deceased were stored in the chamber (like most dolmens in Ireland and elsewhere).
The dolmen itself is magnificent, very well preserved. The stones used would each weigh up to several tons, raising real questions about the methods used at the time to build it.
Address: From Waterford, take the N25 west, turn left at the Tramore junction and right at the second junction (at the Gaulstown Dolmen sign). Just follow the road signs!
Lieu : Gaulstown (County Waterford)
GPS : 52.205787,-7.210658
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