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 bit disappointed, no guided tours in winter and there is not that much to see. But it's a nice walk. Just don't expect to go inside any tumbs there.  more »
  • Wear good walking shoes and join the group tour. The tour guide is very knowledgeable about ancient tribes of the Sligo area. There is an indoor museum and restrooms available. Take advantage of the r...  more »
  • Carrowmore is a cluster of 30 visible megalithic tombs in various states. It is Ireland's largest site and also it's oldest. The tombs go back thousands of years. Being very much into history, my wife...  more »
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  • The parking was closed even though it said it should be open on all the signs. The graves a fairly basic compared to other ancient signs around Ireland. If you are traveling to New Grange or graves in Galway, I would give it a miss.
  • Important Neolithic site with possibly the oldest passage graves in Ireland or indeed Europe....a must visit for anyone remotely interested in history.
  • really intersting. had a great time
  • Great worth checking out. For an hour or two it's both indoors and outdoors.
  • Very interesting site for learning about megalithic aged burials.
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