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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  • I visited Carrowmore over 10 years ago, but on my way to Sligo I wanted to stop again to hear the voices of the past whispering among the stones and hills. It is not just a testimony of the past, it.....  more
    I visited Carrowmore over 10 years ago, but on my way to Sligo I wanted to stop again to hear the voices of the past whispering among the stones and hills. It is not just a testimony of the past, it.....  more »
  • It wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea but we found it interesting. Sadly the information centre was closed to the public and even though the man was there, he said he was not allowed to give us a... 
    It wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea but we found it interesting. Sadly the information centre was closed to the public and even though the man was there, he said he was not allowed to give us a...  more »
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  • Haven't been here in almost 20years. Great to see the developments. Halloween and Imbolc Solstice facing Portal Tomb (If I remember correctly). Very interesting. Hope it gets the UNESCO Heritage recognition.
  • Small rocks.

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