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Address: Bernish Road, Newry, Northern Ireland

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Brilliant for us history adicts

I love all things historic and megalithic. This is well worth a visit. Atmospheric to say the very least

Reviewed 6 December 2016
Cate M
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

I love all things historic and megalithic. This is well worth a visit. Atmospheric to say the very least

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Thank Cate M
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

I was very lucky to view this cairn both in the day time and night time (super full moon)! It is located up high on a remote road (heading from Newry to Slieve Gullion). It is definitely worth a view and is a fascinating 'recent' find of an ancient site that is older than the pyramids. Some people claim that... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

This 6,000 year old monument lies on the southern slopes of Ballymacdrmot Mountain close to Newry. It’s an extremely well preserved New Stone-Age burial site with three chambers. Situated within the Ring of Gullion Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this site offers excellent views of Slieve Gullion and the smaller hills of the ring dyke as well as the Mourne... More 

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1 Thank Trevor C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Fantastic example of a court tomb, little tricky to find but well worth the drive. Good information on the plaque at the site. There are many more prehistoric sites in the area but they take some looking for, don't trust GPS, you'll end up in a farmyard. Best way to find the truly ancient sites is to talk to people.

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Thank Bonny H
Belfast, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

This site is very close to Newry. Predates the pyramids by 2000 years. Recently discovered when a tank fell through the roof (1944). Not a great deal to see but loads of atomsphere.

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Thank Derry B
Newry, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

I don't know much about the history of the ancient ruins here but on a good day the views are stunning a drive around this area you will find ancient churches and graves, a forest park and camlough lake a really beautiful part of Ireland.

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1 Thank Kieran K
Newry, United Kingdom
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246 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

This is a nice place to drive too and look about. It is also very quiet at times which is great. The formation of the stones is impressive

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Thank Centre p
Newry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

Excellent ancient burial tomb views around are beautiful it's just a pity some people keep dumping beds, washing machines, and trash around on a regular basis and as usual Newry and Mourne council don't do anything about it. We should try harder to make the area a small bit presentable please. Take a look at Louth county council area if... More 

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Lynnwood, WA
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

We saw a sign for the Ballymacdermot Cairn, and having some time on our journey north to the Antrim coast, we decided to follow it and see where it led us, as we had learned during our short time in country that the brown signs usually lead to interesting things. The road took us down a country lane barely wide... More 

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1 Thank dunadan
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Ballymacdermot Cairn is a well preserved burial chamber outside the small village of Cloughogue. The views of the mourne mountains, slieve foy, ravensdale makes it worth the trip!! It is easy to get to and well signposted. Limited parking, but it is such a remote area... We were in disturbed for our entire visit. A beautiful little secret gem!

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