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Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, Sligo
Categories: Cemeteries, Ruins, Tourist Spots
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. Put Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery into our Sligo tour planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Sligo.
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Großartiger (leider oft verregneter Platz) für Besucher, die etwas für Geschichte, Kultur, Archäologie über haben. Sie kommen hier auf ihre Rechnung. Wenn in 6000 Jahre alten Gräbern DNA-Spuren von Le... read more »Great (unfortunately often rainy place) for visitors, over something for history, culture and archaeology have. You come here on their behalf. If 6000-year-old tombs found DNA traces from people from the Middle East and then following today's debate, on the subject of migration... And then wondering where else came from the Sieldler. A place that provoking for many reasons!show original
This is a very spiritual place. I had never heard of it until we stumbled across it by accident. The self guided tour is very good and explains much of the pre history of this site and its relationshi... read more »
Visited late afternoon and few other people were there. The staff at the visitor's center were helpful, and the information provided with guides to the large site were informative. NewGrange is a crow... read more »
If you are fascinated by ancient history, as I am, then you would enjoy Carrowmore. If not, you may find it to be a boring set of various piles of rocks. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and spoke at length about the local neolithic monuments (the Sligo area has the highest concentration of neolithic monuments in Europe) what is known and what is conjectured, as well as local history and culture. I very much enjoyed this connection to our ancient ancestors.
Fantastic little site. The man at the front desk was very friendly. Not a difficult walk around the sites. Please if you are nearby go see this. You won't regret it.
The ruins were amazing and well worth the trip.
Not as impressive as other similar places in Ireland
Mattia spazianiVery interesting and well preserved tombs are just a couple.show original
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