Poulnabrone Portal Tomb – The Burren

Camera: P6*6 Pinhole f-stop of f/135 50mm focal length Film: Kodak Portra 160 Dev: Tetenal C-41
Camera: P6*6 Pinhole
f-stop of f/135
50mm focal length
Film: Kodak Portra 160
Dev: Tetenal C-41

Just a short drive to the south of the town of Ballyvaughan in Co Clare sits the magnificent Poulnabrone portal tomb. Recent carbon dating of the area suggest that it may have been built 3800BC. The Neolithic tomb suffered some damage in the mid-eighties and while repairs were made they took the opportunity to excavate the site and they discovered the remains of 22 adults, 6 children and a baby.

It’s not possible to understand fully what the purpose was of the portal tomb but it has dominated the landscape of the Burren for 1000’s of years. An it remains remarkable scene to happen upon as you drive around the Burren. I was lucky enough to sit and watch the sunset on the tomb. I have visited this site many times and this was the only time I ever saw it in sunlight.

Camera: P6*6 Pinhole f-stop of f/135 50mm focal length Film: Kodak Portra 160 Dev: Tetenal C-41
Camera: P6*6 Pinhole
f-stop of f/135
50mm focal length
Film: Kodak Portra 160
Dev: Tetenal C-41
Camera: P6*6 Pinhole f-stop of f/135 50mm focal length Film: Kodak Portra 160 Dev: Tetenal C-41
Camera: P6*6 Pinhole
f-stop of f/135
50mm focal length
Film: Kodak Portra 160
Dev: Tetenal C-41
Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Poulnabrone Portal Tomb – The Burren

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s