Saints and Stones: Browne's Hill Dolmen (Dolmain Chnoc an Bhrunaigh)
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Browne's Hill Dolmen is a megalithic portal tomb whose capstone, weighing an estimated 100-150 tons, is reputed to be the heaviest in Ireland, if not in Europe.

Built between 4000 and 3000 B.C., the entrance is flanked by two large upright stones (orthostats) supporting the granite capstone of the chamber. The capstone is thought to have been covered by an earthen mound and a gate stone blocked the entrance. Both portal stones and the gate-stone are still in situ; the capstone lies on top of the portals and gate-stone and slopes to the ground away from the entrance.It has never been excavated.

About Browne's Hill Dolmen (Dolmain Chnoc an Bhrunaigh)

Irish Antiquities: Brownshill Portal Tomb, Kernanstown
Megalithic Portal: Browne’s Hill Dolmen
Megalithic Ireland: Brownes Hill Dolmen
The Modern Antiquarian: Browne's Hill Portal Tomb
Wikipedia: Brownshill Dolmen
Wikipedia: Dolmen

Journey to Browne's Hill Dolmen (Dolmain Chnoc an Bhrunaigh)

Browne's Hill Dolmen is located off the R726 in the townland of Kernanstown about two miles east of Carlow in County Carlow, Ireland.

Ordnance Survey Map (S755768)

Visitors Information

Visitors information for Browne's Hill Dolmen may be found at the geograph.ie website. General tourist information may be found at the County Carlow Tourism website.

Additional Photos of Browne's Hill Dolmen (Dolmain Chnoc an Bhrunaigh)

Road Sign for Browne's Hill Dolmen
Approaching Browne's Hill Dolmen
Descriptive Sign at Browne's Hill Dolmen
Browne's Hill Dolmen
Mammoth Capstone, Browne's Hill Dolmen
Capstone Leaning on Gate Stone and Two Portal Stones, Browne's Hill Dolmen
Back of Mammoth Capstone, Browne's Hill Dolmen
Interior, Browne's Hill Dolmen
Interior, Browne's Hill Dolmen


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