Product code: 7600-110
Poulnabrone portal tomb at the Burren in County Clare, Ireland is one of the world's best known and most visited dolmens. Ireland is fortunate in having almost 200 dolmens and of course Brownshill in county Carlow is the largest. But when the setting is taken into account, and the wildflowers of the Burren, the isolation from a built environment, the quite, and the sheer magic are considered, Poulnabrone must come out on top. It is estimated as being 4,500 years old which places it at the end of the Neolithic and the beginning of Ireland's Bronze Age. We must not forget however, that when the dolmen was erected here 4,500 years ago the landscape probably looked very different. There is evidence that they people who built the many tombs on the burren actually farmed the area and the Burren would habe had a covering of soil with scrub, trees and grass growing there. It was this very farming which caused the stripping away of the soil and leaves us today with the dramatic limestone landscape for which the area is famous.
Iona Crystal has created the beautiful limited Edition Dolmen Vase. It is limited to 50 Pieces World Wide. The design incorporates, the Top horizontal cutting represents the Cap Stone and the band of upright cutting represents the support legs of the Dolmen.To complete the design we addes a beautiful starburst on the base of the vase.
- Price : £ 285.00