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Carrowkeel House Carrowkeel House Castlebaldwin, Sligo, Ireland
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Fantastic view but very wet underfoot.Wear waterproof boots/ shoes.Wellies can be very... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Margaret H
Sligo, Ireland
via mobile
Stunning views but no information

The views from the top of Carrowkeel are fabulous, even on a dull day. It's one of the top four... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
Dublin, Ireland
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Carrowkeel House Carrowkeel House Castlebaldwin, Sligo, Ireland
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Fantastic view but very wet underfoot.Wear waterproof boots/ shoes.Wellies can be very slippery.Charge up your mobile so if you get lost or fall over you can be easily rescued!!

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The views from the top of Carrowkeel are fabulous, even on a dull day. It's one of the top four passage tomb cemeteries in the country but you wouldn't learn that at the site. We couldn't see any helpful information boards but did spot one...More

Thank ItchyIrishFoot
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

An Incredible location in the middle of nowhere, We decided to step at the first parking location and to walk to the cemetery (around 1.5 km) Nice walk, a few rocks to discover and a magnificent view on the Valley It is worth visiting carrowkeel

Thank Philippe M
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We had to drove some really rough paths up the hill (need a really good 4WD or tough vehicle), and then climb the steep hill (avoiding the sheep droppings). Two of the ancient tombs you could crawl into, and that is really fun. If you...More

Thank bradziker1
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Let me start off by recommending a visit to nearby Carrowmore Megalith Cemetery first. Carrowkeel is not a standard tourist site so it is not run by the OPW, you are on your own on the site. Going to Carrowmore (take the tour) first will...More

1  Thank Katie N
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This is a review of the neolithic tomb site at Carrowkeel, near Castlebaldwin. It's a hike. I mean, really a hike. We parked along the side of the road, cut through the gate and walked a long way before we were certain we were in...More

Thank ace4444
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Carrowkeel Tombs is worth the visit, It's a little out of the way but well worth the trip. It's a good walk to get to them but take your time and you'll get there. I have arthritis in my hips and spine and I did...More

1  Thank donegal52
Reviewed 25 April 2017

First the negative..The signage is terrible. People have actually written on the sign near the top to help you find your way, thankfully! Zero information about the place at the summit....but a sign that has almost totally disintegrated. On the positive side....great walk up. Beautiful...More

Thank Matchu7
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

This site is difficult to get to but well worth it for the experience and the views. The cairns are amazing and you wonder how they managed to build such wonderful structures in such a remote location over 5000 years ago. Not for the faint...More

1  Thank PatOcarson
Reviewed 27 March 2017

High on our list of places to visit in Ireland are megalithic/sacred sites and Carrowkeel did not disappoint. It's a bit of a hike; particularly in March weather and signage is sketchy but if you follow the path, you'll be fine. On a personal note,...More

1  Thank TheCoopers0826
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6 May 2015|
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