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Address: Sligo, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-71-61201
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One of the largest cairns in Ireland

Unlike both Newgrange and Knoth, Heapstown has never been excavated. Often the larger cairns were used to house the tribal leaders.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Galway Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Unlike both Newgrange and Knoth, Heapstown has never been excavated. Often the larger cairns were used to house the tribal leaders.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

Heapstown Cairn is located on a side-road off the main Sligo - Dublin Road near Castlebaldwin. It's around 20 foot high and quite broad at the base. It is deemed to be an unexplored passage grave from the Megalithic Era. It is very impressive and well worth the minor detour

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