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What an amazing place to visit highly recommend easy to get to and spectacular views on a clear day... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Martin_Photography
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Ballaghaderreen, Ireland
Beautiful views

Carrowkeel is an amazing place. It is like being on top of the world. Looking at the Mayo mountains... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
chantal d
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Sligo, Ireland
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All reviews passage tombs follow the signs car park off the beaten track great walk dirt road left turn hiking boots turn right small parking area walk up megalithic cemetery sheep castlebaldwin signage site mountains
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Reviewed 5 days ago

What an amazing place to visit highly recommend easy to get to and spectacular views on a clear day here you can see so many mountains and a beautiful lake

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Carrowkeel is an amazing place. It is like being on top of the world. Looking at the Mayo mountains and the archaeology with it's tombs are outstanding and can be accessed

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank chantal d
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

We visited here with a group. There is a farmers road going most of the way in but please park at the designated spot (you'll see a small parking area and a sign saying not to drive past it) and walk the road in. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank RodneyB399
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Wonderful neolithic site that you are likely to share with few other people. Follow the signs, and park at the gate (space for 2 cars) or open (and close) the gate and park at the top of the hill. The signs say it is a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank TripAway7
Reviewed 15 September 2018

I love this place. My fear is, with reviews like this one, publicizing it, it could turn into a tourist trap. Right now, it's the opposite of a tourist trap. The roads are skinny and "squirrelly" to get here. Then once you arrive you're not...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Steveage
Reviewed 11 August 2018

A lovely drive along peaceful backroad's, drive through gate as parking area a littlemail further along road, you have the option to park at the end of the tarmac road and walk the trail or continue driving up the rough trail if you have a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank ian j
Reviewed 17 July 2018

It is certainly worth the drive to walk through these amazing passage tombs/cairns on the top of a ridge overlooking the valley. I followed the GPS on my smartphone which took us to the first shut gate. While we parked there and enjoyed the mile...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Tom H
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We visit Carrowkeel multiple times a year. It’s a great walk with fantastic views. The history of the place is incredible and frankly not enough is made of it!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Matchu7
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Tricky enough to find , turn in castlebaldwin and follow brown signs. Last left turn is well hidden. A gate on the road to the little car park can be opened but must be secured again as there are lots of sheep on the mountains....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ProfessorRathgar
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

About a 2km hike from the parking area. Bring hiking boots. Just follow the signs from Castlebaldwin.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Dansmom4
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Response from Blue_the_Cat |
It depends. It takes at least 1,5 hours to walk up, do a quick tour of the graves and come back. Is very windy at the top, can be muddy if it rained the day before (which happens pretty much all the time). If you have kids... More
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