This huge boulder burial, a later type of dolmen, is found just outside the village of Oranmore on the old road to Galway.

Oranmore megalith

A large rock by the side of the old Dublin-Galway road, just west of Oranmore and north of the road. This may be a kind of portal dolmen monument, or more likely a boulder burial, as the huge rock rests on a number of smaller ones. Worth having a look if you are passing. Boulder burials are a rude type of dolmen, thought to date from the bronze age. erhaps they are later copies of dolmens. A cremated burial would usually be placed under the monument.

The ruined remains of a portal dolmen can be found with difficulty by the east bank of the River Corrib between Galway and Menlo, not far from Oranmore.

A similar type of monument from south Sligo, the Achonry boulder burial.