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Carrowkeel House Carrowkeel House Castlebaldwin, Sligo, Ireland
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Great view

An Incredible location in the middle of nowhere, We decided to step at the first parking location... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philippe M
Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
via mobile
long hike but worth it

We had to drove some really rough paths up the hill (need a really good 4WD or tough vehicle), and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Worcester, United Kingdom
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Carrowkeel House Carrowkeel House Castlebaldwin, Sligo, Ireland

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
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...More

Thank mambochick
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
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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