This is a resin 3D printed and hand finished model of the Brownshill Dolmen in County Carlow, Ireland. We created it using multiple aerial 3D scans of the Dolmen utilising both LIDAR and photogrammetry data as well as handheld scanners and cameras on the ground.
This means the dolmen model is a true representation of the real life structure, right down to the fine details and surface textures.
It’s highly detailed and we offer it in a number of sizes. The model is available in solid/opaque or clear/translucent colours and has a protective finish applied. It is completely solid with no hollow parts.
The sizes currently offered are Very Small(37mm x 31mm x 18mm), Small(50mm x 41mm x 24mm), Medium(87mm x 72mm x 42mm) and Large(112mm x 92mm 54mm). With each size having a “Finish” option so you can select either a solid or clear/translucent style.
Feel free to reach out to us to explore custom options, such as different sizes, materials, or finishes (you can find some custom examples in the product gallery above). For a custom clear/translucent or opaque color, there’s an additional 20% surcharge on the regular price. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with any inquiries!
Brownshill Dolmen (Dolmain Chnoc an Bhrúnaigh in Irish) is a very large megalithic portal tomb situated 3 km east of Carlow, in County Carlow, Ireland. Its capstone weighs an estimated 150 metric tons, and is reputed to be the heaviest in Europe. The tomb is listed as a National Monument.
The tomb was built between 4000 and 3000 BC. It is distinguished for the flanking of its burial chamber with two large upright stones (orthostats) supporting the granite capstone (roof) of the chamber. The capstone is thought to have been covered by an earthen mound and a gate stone blocked the entrance. At Brownshill both portal stones and the gate-stone are still in situ; the capstone lies on top of the portals and gate-stone and slopes to the ground away from the entrance.
The dolmen has not been excavated. A nearby fourth upright stone stands close by and might be the remains of a forecourt.
The below detailed and highly finished version was recently on display at the International Pan Celtic Festival 2023.