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Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
Carrowmore, Co. Sligo
The Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery is in a captivating part of Sligo, overlooking the Atlantic sea and Benbulben. See the monuments of this ancient site, some of which are over five thousand years old.

Discover Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, one of the most important, megalithic sites in Europe. Over 60 tombs have been discovered here by archaeologists, take some time to explore these fascinating monuments.

Accessible by foot, explore the tombs in County Sligo and stop off at the restored cottage to see a small exhibition relating to the site. Check out the boulder circles with central dolmens and rudimentary passages that are among the earliest megalithic chambers built in Ireland. Don't forget to wear shoes suitable for walking on uneven terrain.

Carrowmore is considered one of the 'big four' sites of megalithic importance along with Carrowkeel, Loughcrew and Brú na Bóinne. Stand still and admire the breathtaking prehistoric landscape, dominated by epic views of Knocknarea mountain to the west.

Why we like it
  • Enjoy an expertly guided tour.
  • See ancient megalithic monuments.
  • Visit a restored Irish cottage.
  • Admire beautiful views of Ben Bulben.
Tips from locals

Come to Carrowmore at 7am on October 31st and see the sun rise in the 'saddle' of the Ballygawley mountain, in direct line with one of the tomb's chambers.

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