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“An Amazing Site” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
Carrowmore Visitor Centre | Sligo, Sligo, Ireland
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Ranked #11 of 118 things to do in Sligo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“An Amazing Site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

While this site is off the normal tourist routes it is well sign posted and should not be missed if you are in the Sligo area. When we toured the Irish National Museum in Dublin a couple of years ago we noted that a good many of the artifacts on display came the ancient tombs in the Sligo area. This site is well described in a guide one can pick up at the visitor's center and is easily toured in an hour or less. A good many of the tombs remain unexcavated. The visitor's center has a small but informative display that should be seen prior to touring the burial sites.

Visited July 2013
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“Older than the Pyramids!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Over 30 megalithic tombs can be seen in Carrowmore and some are over 5,400 years old. They are part of the Irish Passage Tomb Tradition. They are well worth a visit - There's an excellent interpretative centre on site and sometimes an archaeologist to show you around, they make this subject very interesting. Carrowmore lies under the shadow of Knockarea ( the Mountain of the Kings) where Queen Mabh the warrior queen is buried. This is an area very rich in history and is of a wild natural beauty.

Visited October 2012
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“very interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you are interested in megalithic culture, this is the place, you should visit.
This is the biggest megalithic cemetery, i ever visited.
A great witness of early history.

Visited June 2013
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“Stone Age site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Interesting if you like ancient history. Well presented, good information available, right in the middle of beautiful countryside.

Visited July 2013
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“Impressive.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

So impressive, particularly when you realise the scale of these ancient tombs which extend into the surrounding mountains. The main tomb is aligned with Queen Maeve's grave on Knocknarae. You can take a guided tour but we did a self guided tour which worked well. Don't miss it.

Visited July 2013
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