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. 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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  • August 16, 2017
    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 »
  • August 16, 2017
    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 »
  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • June 27, 2017
    Worth a look, and a nice place to walk. But I think you'd have to be into history in a big way to really appreciate it.
  • June 21, 2017
    Definitely do the tour! Our guide was great and gave many insights we wouldn't otherwise have gotten!
  • April 30, 2017
    Fascinating, good visitors centre with barrier free accessibility. Access to the megalithic structures is over grass, no paved walkways. Some areas may not be accessible to people in wheelchairs due to gates.
  • April 28, 2017
    A great place for those, who love ancient stories and want to meditate in tranquility.
  • October 17, 2016
    Carrowmore was an awesome stop and a must do. The prices are very reasonable and you can easily spend a couple of hours or more here. The trails are grassy, so our shoes got a little wet, so hiking boots might have been better. Overall this is an amazing place. Go here and be amazed!

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The town of Sligo boasts a number of lovely accommodations, including hostels and guesthouses, while the landscape surrounding the town is dotted with hotels catering to a range of budgets. If you want to surf away your holiday or explore the setting that inspired Yeats, stay in a bed and breakfast in Sligo town along Old Dublin Road. If you prefer to stay in a more natural setting, explore options in the surrounding countryside. In either case, you will be able to access the alluring coast and the town's historical monuments easily.
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