Tuesday, 4 May 2010

P is for...

Poulnabrone Dolmen

Poulnabrone Dolmen (Hole of Sorrows) is a portal tomb in the Burren, Co Clare, Ireland dating back to the Neolithic period (4200-2900 bC). In 1985 a crack was discovered in one of the standing stones and had to be replaced. At the time they also excavated the site and found between 16 and 22 adults and 6 children buried beneath the monument. Personal items buried with those people were amongst others weapons, pottery and quartz crystals.

When I first travelled through the Burren you had to park on the narrow road, let the people off to see the monument and try to dodge all the other traffic. Now, I am not saying it's a major motorway, but still, it could get quite busy and tight. Fortunately, in the last few years they have built a proper parking place in one of the fields adjacent to the road, where there is enough parking for both cars and coaches!

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PS: for next week's Q I was a bit stuck! Until I thought of questions. So, ask me any question you like. About me, about my job, about my cats, about my beliefs, anything and I promise to anwer all! You can either send a question to my e-mail address (in my 'Me' page) or leave a question in the comments!

17 comments:

  1. Ooh, a question for you? I'm going to have to think about this one! I'll get back to you when I come up with a good one! :)

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  2. Looks like an interesting place to visit.

    What is the craziest tourist experience you have had?

    An Arkies Musings

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  3. Where do you want to live in Canada? And why there?

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  4. Another great post Mara and what a fabulous idea for next week. I'll be back! A

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  5. I'll have to think about the questions too. Fascinating information on the tomb. Its always interesting visiting your blog.

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  6. Now I think all those ancient stones are tombs from ancient times. We have to respect those places. Great info and thanks for sharing. Happy Wednesday.

    ABC Wednesday~P

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  7. I have a question!

    What was the last thing you procrastinated about? And why?

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  8. Interesting - the stacking of stones resembles Stonehenge in a smaller way!

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  9. I saw Stonehenge, too.

    Questions about blogging:

    When did you start?
    Why did you start?
    What are you trying to achieve? (Outlet for writing, stress relief, world domination?)

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  10. Very interesting and informative post. So that the name of this thing. Thanks for sharing. happy ABC Wednesday.

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  11. Looks like a wonderful place to sit and relax.

    On behalf of the ABC Wed. team, thanks for playing.

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  12. What did they do with the bodies they found? Thanks for the information. I have to think of a question.

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  13. Interesting about the excavations! I like the picture, too.

    Questions? Hmm. I might have to think about that. But like you, I'm thinking Q will be a hard letter for ABC Wednesday! I might have to cheat a tad..

    Oh, I have a question! I can't remember if you go to Italy, but if so, which region do you like best, and why?

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  14. A great pic and story. I find stones like this and the history behind them fascinating. Your take on next week is fantastic! If you answer ALL the questions submitted, it may be a very loooonnnngggg post! ;) Can't wait to come back and check it out.

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  15. I have just been reading a bit about some of the Mesolithic sights (among other things) over in that part of the world.

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  16. And H is for Hunebed ;-)

    Misfit in Paradise stole my question.

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