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Carrowkeel House Carrowkeel House Castlebaldwin, Sligo, Ireland
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Beautiful adventure to the top and awesome when you make it!

First the negative..The signage is terrible. People have actually written on the sign near the top... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Strokestown, Ireland
Awe inspiring

This site is difficult to get to but well worth it for the experience and the views. The cairns are... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Carrowkeel House Carrowkeel House Castlebaldwin, Sligo, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First the negative..The signage is terrible. People have actually written on the sign near the top to help you find your way, thankfully! Zero information about the place at the summit....but a sign that has almost totally disintegrated. On the positive side....great walk up. Beautiful...More

Thank Matchu7
Reviewed 28 March 2017 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...More

Thank PatOcarson
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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,...More

Thank TheCoopers0826
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...More

Thank mambochick
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.

Thank nem086
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...More

Thank MottledPetrel
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...More

Thank ihavethewanders
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...More

Thank Emma H
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.

Thank nagafn
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...More

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How long does it take to walk to the tombs? Would you recommend half day for the visit or longer?
6 May 2015|
Response from Blue_the_Cat |
It depends. It takes at least 1,5 hours to walk up, do a quick tour of the graves and come back. Is very windy at the top, can be muddy if it rained the day before (which happens pretty much all the time). If you have kids... More