Poulnabrone Dolmen, Connemara
The Celts were a strange lot. Like the Egyptians, they believed that death was a transition to something else, so created elaborate tombs to house their kings and queens. Their 'dolmens', or passage tombs, can be found all over Ireland, but there is a particularly impressive one standing alone against the granite wastes and flying skies of the Burren in Ireland's wild west. After a crack was found in one its portal stone, it was dismantled and found to contain the bones of over twenty people, including six children, along with piles of axes, crystals and potshards. Trust the Irish to bring the whole family...
By Anne McGlynn
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Co. Clare, Ireland