Dolmens are Celtic tombs dating from about 2000 BC and consist of two or more unhewn stones supporting a flat capstone. In Ireland there is a huge one at Kilternan, Co. Dublin. Others are at Proleek, Co. Louth, Knockeen, Co. Waterford and Legananny, Co. Down.

Dol"men (?), n. [Armor. taol, tol, table + mean, maen, men, stone: cf. F. dolmen.]

A cromlech. See Cromlech.

[Written also tolmen.]


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