This is a resin 3D printed and hand finished model of the Brownshill Dolmen in County Carlow, Ireland. We created it using multiple 3D scans of the Dolmen utilising both LIDAR and photogrammetry data.
It’s a highly detailed and accurate model and we offer it in a number of sizes. The model is offered fully painted and finished with a metallic wax to give it a stylish look. Or if you prefer a more simplistic style you can opt for the solid or translucent colour of your choice and we can blend it with the resin before printing(you can see some examples in the product photos). The model is completely solid with no hollow parts at all, so has a good weight/feel to it in all sizes.
The sizes currently offered are Medium(86mm x 71mm x 42mm) and Large(128mm 105mm x 62mm). With each size having a “Finish” option so you can select either Metallic, Solid or Translucent styles.
Please remember to add a note to your order stating the colour you prefer if you selected the Solid or Translucent option. Alternatively you can reply to the order email with the details or any questions you might have.
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.
A sample of the 3D data used to create the model.