Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
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  • Wendy R
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not Just Rocks
    We visited this remarkable place today and had the absolute pleasure of being given a tour by Laura. Her knowledge of the area is outstanding and her enthusiasm is infectious. I came away with a renewed love of all things ancient. Thank you Laura!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 July 2023
  • norman W
    Braintree, United Kingdom1,750 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Haunting
    Arriving at the visitors centre we were, initially, saddened to see a sign on the door, Cash only. In this day and age who carries cash? None of us had enough cash for a family ticket. However, we were given complimentary passes (I am in contact with the Irish Heritage, to make a donation now home). Thank you for that. I hadn’t realised how vast the cemetery was but could even see more graves in the distance. I was an interesting few hours wandering. Given a useful information sheet on arrival gave so much more useful ‘education’. We would have missed so much without it. As previous reviews have stated there was a haunting aura in the air, especially when touching the stones. A visit that was well worth it.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Danks Knows
    Shoalhaven, Australia2,249 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting ancient tombs
    Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery is on Sligo, Ireland. It costs 5 Euros to enter, there is a car park, toilets and small visitors centre. The tombs at Carrowmore are dated about 3000 BC. The main tomb is one of the largest in Ireland. Many of the tomb foundations are simply large rocks, the area is said to have over 60 tombs. If you can go on a sunny clear day. The reason is you will see the significance of the surrounding mountain range to the layout of the tombs. This is particularly the case with Knocknarea where a tomb can be seen on the mountain.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 September 2023
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itw123
Berkeley, CA14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This place re-ignited my interest in ancient history! I didn’t exactly know what I was getting into, as my wife made the plans to visit. We visited on a typically misty Irish day, and something about tromping around with umbrellas, visiting ancient tombs, made the place more special. (I’m sure visiting on a sunny day would be lovely too!). The displays in the visitors center were very helpful to review first. High-quality explanations. The staff member at the front desk was also SO helpful in answering all our questions. He pointed out that some of the images in the displays need to be updated, because they picture blond, blue-eyed ancestors, whereas the people living on this land at the time would have been brown-skinned.

I’d highly recommend this place. Visiting it early in our trip provided me with a grounding in pre-history that helped me to appreciate the rest of the ancient sites we explored.
Written 12 May 2024
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Lois A
Fredericksburg, VA188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
This was one of my favorite sites to see in Ireland. It absolutely blew my mind. Incredible to think about how these were built and what the people would have been like.
Written 8 October 2023
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Danks Knows
Shoalhaven, Australia2,249 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery is on Sligo, Ireland. It costs 5 Euros to enter, there is a car park, toilets and small visitors centre.
The tombs at Carrowmore are dated about 3000 BC. The main tomb is one of the largest in Ireland. Many of the tomb foundations are simply large rocks, the area is said to have over 60 tombs.
If you can go on a sunny clear day. The reason is you will see the significance of the surrounding mountain range to the layout of the tombs. This is particularly the case with Knocknarea where a tomb can be seen on the mountain.
Written 20 September 2023
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norman W
Braintree, UK1,750 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Arriving at the visitors centre we were, initially, saddened to see a sign on the door, Cash only. In this day and age who carries cash? None of us had enough cash for a family ticket. However, we were given complimentary passes (I am in contact with the Irish Heritage, to make a donation now home). Thank you for that.
I hadn’t realised how vast the cemetery was but could even see more graves in the distance. I was an interesting few hours wandering. Given a useful information sheet on arrival gave so much more useful ‘education’. We would have missed so much without it. As previous reviews have stated there was a haunting aura in the air, especially when touching the stones.
A visit that was well worth it.
Written 23 July 2023
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Wendy R
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We visited this remarkable place today and had the absolute pleasure of being given a tour by Laura. Her knowledge of the area is outstanding and her enthusiasm is infectious. I came away with a renewed love of all things ancient. Thank you Laura!
Written 21 July 2023
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Norfolk n Good
Norwich, UK1,430 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Fantastic experience and beautiful area at the same time. Learn about the ancients and how they lived, from the information in the visitor area. You can either have a guided tour or choose to do as you please. The lovely staff (shout out to Sally) are very helpful and friendly, you will get a printed info sheet showing a suggested route to view the tombs with some information too. There are toilets also and large car park.
Written 12 June 2023
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Scotlandmac
Glasgow, UK14,118 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Interesting site with many remains of tombs but disappointing that none are accessible internally .Having been inside the amazing tombs at Maes Howe on Orkney and the Cairns of Camster in Northern Scotland, Carrowmore was a slightly frustrating visit.
The largest tomb is interesting though the rebuilt exterior wall is shored up with safety wiring to prevent collapse and adds a very artificial look to the whole thing.The original builders of that wall were far more skillful!
Written 22 May 2023
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jxx9595
Washington, DC1,399 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Fantastic megalithic site. There's almost too much to see here. The self-guided sheet loaned by the visitor's center was very helpful. This place is worth at least an hour and two hours would be better.
Written 19 May 2023
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Experience826787
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
A memorable tour of this hauntingly beautiful site.
Our guide Kevin was excellent and pointed out so many things that we would not have seen on a self guided tour.
A fair bit of walking across fields but we had a beautiful clear sunny day and had great views of the hills and mountains.
It may not be for everyone, but for those interested in ancient history this is a fascinating place
Written 26 April 2023
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Jamie Lee Connolly
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Beautiful collection of megalithic tombs and the visitor centre provides detailed information on the way settlers would have lived during the megalithic period. Sally, who works there, was great and very knowledgeable and friendly. When visiting be sure to check out the tombs across the road, they're perhaps the best part and there's some very friendly ponies and wild rabbits as an added bonus.
Written 25 April 2023
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