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Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

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Address: Carrowmore Visitor Centre | Sligo, Sligo, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 71 916 1534
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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My EU language and Dressage students enjoyed this ancient landscape with me on Supermoon night with the light of the large moon glow highlighting the dolmens over the horizon.For... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My EU language and Dressage students enjoyed this ancient landscape with me on Supermoon night with the light of the large moon glow highlighting the dolmens over the horizon.For Harry Potter fans among my group it was magic!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We spent some time in the visitor's center to learn more about this fascinating site, which made the walk through the fields more meaningful. The passage tombs and stone circles are amazing! Even though we were there in August, there weren't many tourists about, so it was a peaceful experience. This is the largest megalithic cemetery in Ireland, and one... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This is a very spiritual place. I had never heard of it until we stumbled across it by accident. The self guided tour is very good and explains much of the pre history of this site and its relationship to other sites of a similar ilk such as those found at Avebury, Stonehenge and the Orkneys.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Visited late afternoon and few other people were there. The staff at the visitor's center were helpful, and the information provided with guides to the large site were informative. NewGrange is a crowded experience where you are led to buses and guided through the site like cattle, but there at Carrowmore it was quiet and we could explore on our... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Amazing little place. Over 5000 years ago people where living in this part of Europe. The views of the surrounding mountains are fantastic. Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

These passage tombs on the top of a hill are interesting in their own right but there are also magnificent views over the surrounding countryside. The site is reached by driving up narrow lanes off the N4 at Castlebaldwin to a small car park, followed by a steep walk up a track and an even steeper scramble up a hillside.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is a wonderful site with significant history The visitors guide is very good. There some amazing sites from this location.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Informative but very basic. The restored cairn is terrible and disappointing compared to some of the restored ring forts near Cahersiveen. A little bit easier than Carrowkeel but no tombs you can enter.

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Teelin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Carrowmore is an outstanding example of the past in the present. Walking around the monuments gives a real feel for the heritage of Ireland. Guides are very good, informative and helpful. You dont have to be onto Archaeology or History to appreciate Carrowmore. Well worth a visit, but take your time to get the most out of your visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The visit included a walk around to see the different sites located on both sides of the road. Some of the sites are sparse, while others give you a good view of structures from long ago. There are guided tours or you can use one of their self-guided handouts for a small refundable deposit. I think it is worth a... More 

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