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Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

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Address: Carrowmore Visitor Centre | Sligo, Sligo, Ireland
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+353 71 916 1534
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery is worth visiting. This is one of the largest Stone Age cemeteries in Europe. It is thought to pre-date the famous 'Newgrange (Co. Meath) by 700... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery is worth visiting. This is one of the largest Stone Age cemeteries in Europe. It is thought to pre-date the famous 'Newgrange (Co. Meath) by 700 years. This is self-guided as, at the centre a map is given with numbered sites. It is very easy to navigate. No climbing involved, just wear comfortable out-door shoes.

1 Thank sonyamsonyamsonyam
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have gone to this site 3 times it never seems to be open and locks on the gates and warning signs not to enter do nothing to encourage you to return. This place looks well kept a fee is charged on entry I guess it is used to cut the grass. I guess it is the OPW that run... More 

Thank ger m
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I brought a group of 50 American high school kids and they loved it, it is a very atmospheric place in a stunning landscape, and visually it is strong in itself, not least the amazing central tomb. The staff Gretta and Padraig were very welcoming, enthusiastic and knowledgeable - although they didn't bombard the kids with too much esoteric archaeology... More 

Thank D M
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

After hiking Knocknarae we followed the signs to a Megalithic Cemetery. What an interesting place. The Gentalman in the visitor office was a wealth of information. With map in hand, we followed the path to view many tombs. This is a short walk but very interesting. A good way to spend an hour.

Thank mojodono
Sidney, Canada
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Although it was technically closed, we were able to explore some of the cemetery. It's very neat getting to walk around these old places. It was a little underwhelming, everything I had heard made me believe it would be a little more exciting. Still very neat though!

Thank Alanna R
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 559 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I spent as an enjoyable hour and a half as I can remeber here recently in the beautiful, peaceful, beguiling Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery. Ther eis a lovely little visitors centre with lots of display in Irish and English about Carrowmore, the tombs found here and all the other like tombs in the locality and around Ireland and Europe. There are... More 

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Wanaka, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is the largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland and is also among the country's oldest, one of the great heartlands of megalithic culture in Western Europe with monuments ranging from five thousand to five thousand eight hundred years old. Archaeologists have recorded over 60 tombs of which 30 are visible – the creation of neolithic peoples. The site... More 

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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

This was a great trip with 2 seventeen year old boys they were tired from surfing in Strandhill but needed a window to their heritage This was a great venue that gave fantastic value

Thank Lisa O
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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We went during Christmas week, so the visitor center was closed. Not wanting to waste the trip, we hopped the wall and walked up. I find these sites amazing just knowing the people who made them did so thousands of years ago. I even made a friend with a horse on the way back!

Thank Kelly D
London, Canada
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

When planning our trip to Sligo, we had intended to take a stand up paddle board excursion. Unfortunately, plans fell through a few weeks before our intended journey. Rather than alter our itinerary and hotel reservations, we searched for alternate excursions/attractions. We are so pleased to have read about Carrowmore. I can say with all honesty that it was one... More 

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