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Address: Carrowkeel House Carrowkeel House Castlebaldwin, Sligo, Ireland
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Amazing site with a view

We stopped here on the way to Sligo and unfortunately we did not have enough time to stay and explore as much as we would have liked. I was giving up for the hope while walking... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 December 2016
Tuusula, Finland

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Tuusula, Finland
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187 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We stopped here on the way to Sligo and unfortunately we did not have enough time to stay and explore as much as we would have liked. I was giving up for the hope while walking all the way up to the main site, but as an advice, just keep walking. All the way on the top amazing site is... More 

Thank mambochick
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A great walk for old and young. The passage tombs are amazing and the views are just incredible. Can be very tight for parking. Bring some snacks as it is quite remote.

Thank nem086
Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Very remote with confusing signs suggesting you have to leave your car at least a mile back from the passage tombs with no obvious parking. Also no information at the sites. Well worth persevering though; there are several old ruins including one in tact, perfectly preserved, accessible passage tomb with no graffiti or litter. Set against a beautiful backdrop. A... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Sligo is one of the most amazing counties in Ireland and it gets no love for some reason. It is filled with phenomenal sites like this one. If you like history, megalithic and neolithic specifically, this is a true gem. There are a lot of signposts for this one from a lot of different areas, but don't be fooled and... More 

Thank RahRah22
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We followed our satnav and got to the tombs no problem. HOWEVER, do not drive past the sign which says the way is suitable for cars. It is lying!!! Admittedly we don't have a 4x4, but on our way back up the hill we got completely stuck and had to push the car out of a wet, muddy, rocky rut... More 

Thank Emma H
Trim, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Found this by accident and it was the highlight of the weekend. the landscape is stunning and the walk up to the many cairns in the area is great. bring wellies.

Thank nagafn
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71 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Bring your wellies! Follow the signs until you come to a gate, open the gate and go through, then close again. If you are driving an suv or car with decent clearance proceed. Follow the road until you reach a small grass area and a sign that says pedestrians only. Pick a sheep path and proceed up the hill. You... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The host of our bed and breakfast recommended we see Carrowkeel and we were very happy we did. The hike to the ancient tombs was beautiful. Very few tourist were there which made it more enjoyable.

Thank LaurieinNC
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Check the previous reviews for how to get there, no point in repeating what the others said. Some important advice for your visit: First of all, don't go in a rainy day. There is an uphill path from the car park and the road is steep and muddy. Have sturdy hiking boots or rubber boots for kids. We even saw... More 

Thank Blue_the_Cat
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Went without really knowing what to expect-- the teen loved it. As others have said, go through the gate (close it please) and park at the first car park. First part of walk is on a rough road with sheep all over and gorgeous landscape. Gentle climb to the top. Now where there is a sign that says "Pedestrians Only"... More 

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