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Haroldstown Dolmen

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Haroldstown Dolmen, Tullow, Carlow,
T: +353(0)599131554
E: info@carlowtourism.com

Situated on the banks of the Derren River Haroldstown Dolmen is a well good preserved example of a portal dolmen in Tullow County Carlow.

Haroldstown Dolmen is regarded as one of the most attractive and well-preserved examples of a portal dolmen in Ireland. There are two overlapping capstones, the larger being almost four metres long, the smaller around three metres.

The chamber consists of two portal stones with a large door stone and side stones. The chamber is bigger than the average portal tomb chamber, indeed it is reported that during the 1840s a family used the tomb as a makeshift dwelling.

Direct access is on private land.