Browne's Hill, county Carlow

S 775 768 - Sheet 61

Nearest town: Carlow

portrait of Ned at Browneshill by bawn79

The single capstone of this partly-collapsed dolmen is reputed to be the heaviest in Europe, weighing 100 tonnes.
It rests on 3 uprights 1.8 metres high, and on two prostrate boulders.

A fourth upright stands nearby and might possibly be the remains of a forecourt.
The extent of the burial-chamber cannot be determined.

One wonders what happened the back-stone(s)...

Two characteristic photos by
Ken Williams.