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“Definitely worth the hike” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carrowkeel

Carrowkeel
Castlebaldwin, Sligo, Ireland
353-71-61201
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Ranked #6 of 118 things to do in Sligo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Dundonald, Belfast.
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“Definitely worth the hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We visited Carrowkeel on a very hot day which more than likely made the walk seem longer, it was really worth the effort !! This place is spectacular, the views when you get here are amazing.The passage tombs are excellent and the entire area has such a calm, peaceful atmosphere. From you get out of the car, right to the top, the scenery is lovely. Can't recommend it highly enough !!

Visited July 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“The hike is worth it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Carrowkeel was amazing- the views were incredible, the hike invigorating and the megalithic site was awe-inspiring however our travel guide wasn't all that clear on how to get there - you need to drive down a long road, go through the gate (making sure to shut it after going through), drive further and park at the sign before walking up the hill - you could drive this if you wanted to but it's a great walk. Once you reach the 'pedestrian only' sign, turn right and climb the path to the two main sites. You can (if you're brave) go inside the first and it's really amazing to see. This is the only site other than that of Newgrange with a lightbox and while you have to queue and do a tour there, here it's free so long as you're happy to climb! A really great experience.

Visited July 2013
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Ballarat, Australia
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“Megalithic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This is one of my favourite places in Ireland. It is some what out of the way and difficult to get to but well worth the visit. The area is left in its rustic form and has so far avoided being commercialised.

Visited May 2013
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dublin
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“Great place on a good day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

If you want to see some great megalithic tombs for free with some great scenery this is the place. You can climb into most the tombs and wonder how they did these thousands of years ago. Bring a torch! Parking facilities aren't great with you pretty much having to park on the side of the road but its worth it. Also you have to climb up a bit of the hill that isn't very well shown but its obvious enough where to walk up. Difficult to get up in wet weather but great for a walk on a nice day.

Visited June 2013
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“Carrowkeel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

I love history and am fascinated about how people so long ago could have accomplished something so awesome without the benefit of even middle age tools. And we complain when things do not go ease.

Visited May 2013
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