The Dolmen – another highlight on the Reuthers Ireland Tour

Date: 2015-05-19 · Category: Europe


Did you know that there are about 190 dolmens in Ireland, and they are our most clearly recognisable type of megalithic monument

Dolmens are known by many different names: Cromleachs, Giants Graves, Leabas, Diarmuid and Grainne’s Beds, and stone tables, and we have many fine examples here in Ireland.

Dolmens generally have an entrance feature, the ‘portal’, though this is often closed by a blocking stone.

A most chararteristic feature is a massive roof stone or slab, usually weighing many tons and inclined at an angle with the highest part over the entrance.

Join the Reuthers Harley-Davidson Ireland Tour in August 2015 and learn more about dolmens.