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Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, Sligo

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Explore one of Ireland's largest and oldest cemeteries of megalithic tombs at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery. The site is home to over 60 tombs, some up to 5,000 years old; 30 monuments are visible today. Begin your visit at the information center, where an exhibition helps provide the context for this ancient complex. Once you've learned about the area's rich history, set off for the Listoghill cairn, the focal point of the cemetery, surrounded by smaller satellite tombs. Wear sensible shoes, as the area features uneven terrain. The site can be quite challenging for those with mobility problems. Plan your visit to Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Sligo trip itinerary builder app.
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  • 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... 
    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...  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »
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  • We loved the tour, while visiting the Megalithic Cemetery near Sligo, Ireland. Our tour guide, Lynda, was wonderful. Informative, funny, knowledgeable, great story-teller. So interesting. Worth doing! So many cool myths, scientific perspectives, etc. If you're in the area, please go!
  • A fantastic collection of old tombs from the Neolithic Era. This is the oldest of the four large Neolithic cemeteries in Ireland. There are a collection of stone circle tombs. They can be accessed via a visitor centre. The price is five euro entry for an adult and the tour is self-guided. The complex is the oldest and the simplest of the four, and the tombs are not as structurally impressive as Newgrange or Knowth. But the place has a great charm, and the setting is very beautiful, with Benbulbin and Knocknarea visible from the tombs. Well worth a visit for anyone interested in Stone Age history.

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