The Poulnabrone Dolmen, the Portal Tomb. A six-foot high structure of two slender limestone portal stones supporting a 12 foot flat table-like capstone. High on a hill in The Burren in County Clare, Ireland. The name means “hole of sorrows.”
Dating back from 4200 BC – 2900 BC, it is the sacred burial tomb of Celtic tribes. Silhouetted against the lowering sun, it is impressive, especially from a distance without tourists snapping pictures and where the restraining ropes are not visible. They were put up to keep visitors from climbing on the top or chipping away at the pillars.
I hang back from the group and look again.
six- foot cairn
whistling winds keep company
with the dead