Gaulstown Dolmen

A Prehistoric tomb older than the pyramids

Gaulstown Dolmen is one of the finest examples in Ireland of a prehistoric portal tomb known as a Dolmen. Built around 3500 to 4000 BC, Gaulstown is constructed of locally quarried volcanic rock and features a cap stone which is over 5 metres in length.

Discovered by a Geologist

Gaulstown was first recorded by famous 19th century Irish Geologist and artist George Du Noyer who encountered the Dolmen while mapping the rocks of the area.

Safety and Access

Gaulstown is only accessible through private property. Please be aware that the pavedĀ  entrance to the site is also used by local farms and residencesĀ  and as such care must taken with parking adjacent to it. Do not park between the gates and the walled enclosure and be aware of the operation of farm machinery.


About Copper Coast Geopark

The Copper Coast Geopark is in Co. Waterford, Ireland and is an outdoor museum of geological records; it stretches along the coast from Kilfarassy Beach, near Fenor in the east to Ballyvoile Beach near Stradbally to the west. Volcanoes, oceans, deserts and ice sheets all combined to create the rocks which provide the physical foundation of the natural and cultural landscapes of the area. Follow the self-guided "Copper Coast" trail and walking cards available from the The Copper Coast Geopark Centre in Bunmahon.

Please respect our Geology and Nature; leave them with us, take just memories away.

Contact Information

Copper Coast Geopark Ltd.
Co. Waterford,
X42 T923

Phone: +353(0)51292828


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