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Asta365
Kent, TX575 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
After a long drive down tiny Irish roads, with several missed turns, and close encounters of the farm truck kind, I finally got to the entrance to the archeological park only to find it was closed. No explanation of whether this was seasonal or based on concern with preservation of the site or an attempt to discourage thefts was provided. Being very concerned with preservation of such sites and respect for authorities managed this type of heritage site, I turned around and left - in a funk.

I researched the heck out of the site and it appeared the archeological park was open 24/7/365. Please respect your potential visitors and post notices of closures online or put up a prominent sign at the turn off onto small roads - say at Castlebaldwin - to save them the trouble of proceeding onward.
Written 22 October 2023
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Erin_in_Texas
Dallas, TX33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Getting here is no joke. The roads are tiny and you feel like you're just leaving your car in a field. BUT it is soooo worth it! The signage isn't great so we didn't know if we could go through the gate or not - you can - but we enjoyed our walk anyway. It was cold and rainy and windy, but we pressed on, sharing space with all the sheep. I think part of the adventure was just not knowing where we were going or when we'd arrive. (We didn't see anyone else until we left and ran into the farmer who was tending his land and sheep.) The landscape was lovely and when we finally got to the top and found the tombs were were in awe. So impressive! We only investigated the first 2 because we were literally fighting the wind to stand upright, but it was worth it. This was one of the highlights of our 8-day trip!
(You can skip about 15 minutes of the walk each way by driving through the gate and parking a bit further up the hill. I think it took us about 45 minutes each way.)
Written 20 June 2022
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2020vision
Dundonald, Belfast.4,858 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
This is definitely not something to be missed . The walk from the carpark to the megalithic cemetery is beautiful .
It never ceases to amaze me just how these tombs were constructed without the aid of our modern technology !!
The walk is absolutely worth it ☺️
Written 12 August 2021
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Moso06
Sligo, Ireland186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
I have not been here in years. We went back with our 8 year old daughter. We all really enjoyed it. She loved seeing the tombs and the views are excellent.
Written 23 August 2020
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The Traveling Coeliac
Dublin, Ireland343 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
A really impressive site of a number of passage tombs. Some of which you can get into and they are much bigger than you wouod imagine. The signage could be better as you think that you're gone wrong a few times and there is a bit if a climb to get to them. But the views are incredibly impressive when you get there. You can see 4 counties, seeing Croagh Patrick and beautiful lakes. We'll worht a visit
Written 2 July 2020
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jessicafarry
Sligo, Ireland157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
We made an afternoon of it and combined a visit to the tombs with a visit to the donkey sanctuary closeby. The tombs are a fantastic site and the scenery makes the hike well worth it. Incredible views as far as Donegal on a good day.
Written 14 September 2019
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Daithiobeag
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Carrowkeel is an impressive site. From the car parking area the scarp landscape is interesting. Be prepared a bit of a hike along a good path and end up to the cairns through boggy heather which may be challenging for some. Weather will be a factor so wear rain proof clothes. Amazing views of mountains of May, Sligo and Donegal. The Office of Public Works (who manage the site) really need to improve signange though especially to indicate short climb up to the site
Written 24 August 2019
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zsy
Budapest350 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Fantastic place, but only for good physical conditions!
We have been sitting in the car for 15-20 minutes, to wait for the shower passing by.
One need a massive car to drive up (even though after the second sign only agricultural vehicles are allowed, a jeep would do the road). Beside a picnic bench, one can open the gate and drive up, even with a normal car.
3 tombs are top of the hill, and there is no path, no lane.
Climbing is hard, and after rain the grass/plants are slippery, must be very-very careful. I could not make the whole complex, had to turn back after the first tomb and it was very difficult to come down on the wet ground/grass and mud.
Written 19 August 2019
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RFLighthouse
County Sligo, Ireland31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
We were so lucky to visit Carrowkeel on a warm summers day as the views from the top are amazing and well worth the hike up there. Firstly we parked at the first stop which has a picnic bench and signage introducing the location, we could actually have driven up to the second stopping point as the road is not that bad at all. Anyhow the walk up from where we parked was lovely and then we realised we had to follow another path at the side of the hill. This was fine but there are no signs telling you where the tombs are at this point so we used google maps and realised we were right beside them but couldnt see them. We spotted a worn track through the heather and bog heading upwards and sure enough we found the tombs. There are three close together and what a view of the surrounding area. It was a bit of a treck upwards and one you catch your breath it is truely an amazing place. I took a look inside on of the tombs and felt a very cold air coming out of the tomb. Lots of sheep about to accompany us on the walk. Its a steep enough walk up but very pleasant and a lot easier on the way back. This is a free admission location and I would take a look at the other reviews before visiting.
Written 16 July 2019
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James C
United States164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
These are an excavated Neolithic ruins which have a remarkably powerful atmosphere as well as being set in a remarkable place and with remarkable views.
Written 2 July 2019
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