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Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
Carrowmore, Co. Sligo
Family friendly
Free car parking
Cloudy days
The Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery is in a captivating part of Sligo, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Benbulben. See the monuments of this ancient site, some of which are nearly six thousand years old.

Discover Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, one of the most important megalithic sites in Europe. Over 30 tombs have been discovered here by archaeologists; take some time to explore these fascinating monuments.

The cemetery is accessible by foot. Explore the tombs 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.

Contact details
Carrowmore, Co. Sligo, F91 E638, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 1.5 hours here.

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