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Address: Carrowkeel House Carrowkeel House Castlebaldwin, Sligo, Ireland
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This site is difficult to get to but well worth it for the experience and the views. The cairns are amazing and you wonder how they managed to build such wonderful structures in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
PatOcarson
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This site is difficult to get to but well worth it for the experience and the views. The cairns are amazing and you wonder how they managed to build such wonderful structures in such a remote location over 5000 years ago. Not for the faint hearted or anyone with walking difficulties, the terrain is boggy and difficult after you leave... More 

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Spanaway, Washington
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

High on our list of places to visit in Ireland are megalithic/sacred sites and Carrowkeel did not disappoint. It's a bit of a hike; particularly in March weather and signage is sketchy but if you follow the path, you'll be fine. On a personal note, my 76 year old Mother-in-Spirit would not have been able to make the trek. Believe... More 

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Tuusula, Finland
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187 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We stopped here on the way to Sligo and unfortunately we did not have enough time to stay and explore as much as we would have liked. I was giving up for the hope while walking all the way up to the main site, but as an advice, just keep walking. All the way on the top amazing site is... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A great walk for old and young. The passage tombs are amazing and the views are just incredible. Can be very tight for parking. Bring some snacks as it is quite remote.

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Thank nem086
Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Very remote with confusing signs suggesting you have to leave your car at least a mile back from the passage tombs with no obvious parking. Also no information at the sites. Well worth persevering though; there are several old ruins including one in tact, perfectly preserved, accessible passage tomb with no graffiti or litter. Set against a beautiful backdrop. A... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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122 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Sligo is one of the most amazing counties in Ireland and it gets no love for some reason. It is filled with phenomenal sites like this one. If you like history, megalithic and neolithic specifically, this is a true gem. There are a lot of signposts for this one from a lot of different areas, but don't be fooled and... More 

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Thank ihavethewanders
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We followed our satnav and got to the tombs no problem. HOWEVER, do not drive past the sign which says the way is suitable for cars. It is lying!!! Admittedly we don't have a 4x4, but on our way back up the hill we got completely stuck and had to push the car out of a wet, muddy, rocky rut... More 

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Trim, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Found this by accident and it was the highlight of the weekend. the landscape is stunning and the walk up to the many cairns in the area is great. bring wellies.

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Thank nagafn
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70 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Bring your wellies! Follow the signs until you come to a gate, open the gate and go through, then close again. If you are driving an suv or car with decent clearance proceed. Follow the road until you reach a small grass area and a sign that says pedestrians only. Pick a sheep path and proceed up the hill. You... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The host of our bed and breakfast recommended we see Carrowkeel and we were very happy we did. The hike to the ancient tombs was beautiful. Very few tourist were there which made it more enjoyable.

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