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Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

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Address: Carrowmore Visitor Centre | Sligo, Sligo, Ireland
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+353 71 916 1534
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Wonderful, essential if you're in Sligo

I brought a group of 50 American high school kids and they loved it, it is a very atmospheric place in a stunning landscape, and visually it is strong in itself, not least the... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I brought a group of 50 American high school kids and they loved it, it is a very atmospheric place in a stunning landscape, and visually it is strong in itself, not least the amazing central tomb. The staff Gretta and Padraig were very welcoming, enthusiastic and knowledgeable - although they didn't bombard the kids with too much esoteric archaeology... More 

Thank D M
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After hiking Knocknarae we followed the signs to a Megalithic Cemetery. What an interesting place. The Gentalman in the visitor office was a wealth of information. With map in hand, we followed the path to view many tombs. This is a short walk but very interesting. A good way to spend an hour.

Thank mojodono
Sidney, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although it was technically closed, we were able to explore some of the cemetery. It's very neat getting to walk around these old places. It was a little underwhelming, everything I had heard made me believe it would be a little more exciting. Still very neat though!

Thank Alanna R
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 525 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent as an enjoyable hour and a half as I can remeber here recently in the beautiful, peaceful, beguiling Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery. Ther eis a lovely little visitors centre with lots of display in Irish and English about Carrowmore, the tombs found here and all the other like tombs in the locality and around Ireland and Europe. There are... More 

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Wanaka, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is the largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland and is also among the country's oldest, one of the great heartlands of megalithic culture in Western Europe with monuments ranging from five thousand to five thousand eight hundred years old. Archaeologists have recorded over 60 tombs of which 30 are visible – the creation of neolithic peoples. The site... More 

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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This was a great trip with 2 seventeen year old boys they were tired from surfing in Strandhill but needed a window to their heritage This was a great venue that gave fantastic value

Thank Lisa O
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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We went during Christmas week, so the visitor center was closed. Not wanting to waste the trip, we hopped the wall and walked up. I find these sites amazing just knowing the people who made them did so thousands of years ago. I even made a friend with a horse on the way back!

Thank Kelly D
London, Canada
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

When planning our trip to Sligo, we had intended to take a stand up paddle board excursion. Unfortunately, plans fell through a few weeks before our intended journey. Rather than alter our itinerary and hotel reservations, we searched for alternate excursions/attractions. We are so pleased to have read about Carrowmore. I can say with all honesty that it was one... More 

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Sligo, Ireland
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

My EU language and Dressage students enjoyed this ancient landscape with me on Supermoon night with the light of the large moon glow highlighting the dolmens over the horizon.For Harry Potter fans among my group it was magic!!

Thank Margaret H
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

We spent some time in the visitor's center to learn more about this fascinating site, which made the walk through the fields more meaningful. The passage tombs and stone circles are amazing! Even though we were there in August, there weren't many tourists about, so it was a peaceful experience. This is the largest megalithic cemetery in Ireland, and one... More 

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