We almost didn't go to Carrowmore, but we're so glad we did. There's something about the term "Visitor Centre" which leads you to expect heavy commercialisation, high entry fees, barriers and designated walkways. Fortunately none of this was true at Carrowmore. The site is high on a hillside with a spectacular backdrop of mist rolling in over the sea. A modest building houses an interesting exhibition and a small reception manned by friendly staff. The entrance fee was also modest and for a deposit of €3 you can borrow a useful map of the site. After that you're on your own. No concrete paths, no ropes, no signs to read, no litter bins (no litter either!) - just a pristine site for you to wander at your leisure. The sheer number of tombs was truly impressive. This must have been a very special place to our distant ancestors and walking virtually alone on the hillside, we felt something of the spirit of the place too. All in all, a rare experience in the modern world and one we wouldn't have missed.
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