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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  • A tour guided by Padraig Meehan is an undoubted highlight for anyone interested in the Irish pre-history. As a qualified tour guide, visiting the site with a small group of German visitors, the presen...  more »
  • Drove up to the carpark below the site not realusing that dogs were not allowed. To be fair the access to the site is across working farmland but there did appear to be a walled path through it. We we...  more »
  • Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery is a good place to connect with our early human past while walking around a beautiful part of Ireland. It's a nice place to go for families that are a little older and c...  more »
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  • Small, unassuming tombs, partially on private property BUT for the biggest tomb they put stairs on both sides of the wall that allow you to get to it. They even put "Beware of ram" sign beside it. Very well maintained, with ample, free parking
  • I have visited on a number of occasions; the office is never open but the gates are. Very easy access and a great collection of megaliths here
  • Beautiful megalithic site, even though incomparable with newgrange. The price is really small and there are several graves to see.
  • Very interesting, and we were blessed with a lovely day. Informative free guided tour was great
  • Great staff and exhibition for a decent price. Lots of good history if that's your thing.

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