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Dated to ca. 2500 B.C., Gleninsheen is a box-shapped wedge tomb is one of many such structures located in this area of the Burren.

Gleninsheen is slightly less than 10 feet long and roughly three feet wide, and consists of two sidestones, a backstone, and a large roofstone.

As noted elsewhere, in 1932 in a rock crevice near this area a farmer found the famous Gleninsheen Collar: a 31cm gold neck ornament dated to about 700 B.C., now on display at the National Museum in Dublin.

About Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb

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Journey to Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb

Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb is located on the R480 north of Poulnabrone Dolmen and a few miles south of the town of Ballyvaughan, County Clare, Ireland.

Ordnance Survey Map (M230022)

Visitors Information

Visitors information for Gleninsheen may be found at the geograph.ie website. General tourist information may be found at the Visit the Burren website.

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