Poulnabrone Dolmen, Ireland

Black and White Picture of Poulnabrone Dolmen, the Burren, Ireland

Poulnabrone Dolmen, Ireland

Poulnabrone Dolmen is a neolithic portal tomb in the Burren, Ireland. The remains of 6 children and up to 22 adults were found buried beneath the tomb.

This picture was taken between waves of tourists. And they did come in waves – a bus would arrive, they would pour out, circle round the tomb, and then recede back into the bus. 5 minutes later, the next bus would arrive, but for the few minutes in between, we had the place to ourselves.

17 thoughts on “Poulnabrone Dolmen, Ireland

  1. lovely details and composition. I know what you mean about the tourist buses, I see one pull up and I’m running to beat them to get my shot, otherwise it’s hopeless.

  2. A wonderful image. “Hole of sorrows,” what a haunting name. Viewing the photo one would imagine this being totally off the beaten path so it was amusing when you told of the waves of tourist buses. A photographer works with what he’s given, right! 🙂

  3. These kinds of structures always amaze me. How they manage to stay balanced and standing. Such an incredibly challenging pose!! And – I love the simplicity of it in b&w!

  4. I came off one of the tourist buses. As a former Pro photographer I not only directed the light in the foreground but I directed the People in the background. Speek up and give them a lesson on composition. Paul D

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