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Carrowmore Visitor Centre | Sligo, Sligo, Ireland
+353 71 916 1534
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The visitors center is well done and sets up the backstory for the cemetery for you. There are some nice interactive exhibits for kids (or kids at heart). I appreciated that was in both English and Gaelic. OPW also provides brochures in other languages at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cra27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped at Carrowmore after a tip from our Walrey B and B hostess, Mrs. Reynolds, who also sent us on to Knock...The guide at the Visitors Center was very helpful and answered the many questions we had before we went out into the fields. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit if you’re interested in Neolithic history and landscape. I had a very attentive, informed guided tour of the sites and learned a lot. The surroundings are also beautiful (wonderful views of Knocknarea, for example) and theres a strong sense of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank helen705
Reviewed October 23, 2018

I visited this site one day over 20 years ago when I was working on another Neolithic dig run by the Swedish archaeologist who did several digs here. The improvements to the site since then are fantastic — OPW has turned the cottage into a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank straea
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Interesting site to help understand pre-historical Ireland. The hand-out was helpful in understanding the various sites on the grounds.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

The cemetery itself is - if you walk straight in - not much to look at, to be honest. That is precisely why you should spend 15-30 minutes in the visitor centre beforehand to read all the displays and talk to one of the guides....More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Vizi90
Reviewed October 1, 2018

The guide is included in the price of admission, and offered great context on what we were seeing as we walked the grounds.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank William R
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Brilliant! The staff are very knowledgeable, friendly and keen to help. You can also get a great coffee outside served from a modified horse box!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kevinrhart
Reviewed September 15, 2018

Some might think, "Who cares, there are some stones out in a field." To me it's overwhelming to be in the midst of ancient, mystical construction. There are large stone circles and tombs are marked as you walk through the fields. Dating tests on charcoal...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Steveage
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

We were welcomed warmly and given all the information needed to make sense of the sites. The sites are spaced apart and you need to walk across fields to see each burial site, sensible shoes and weather protection may be needed. We found the experience...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from TaraCroft | Reviewed this property |
what tour guide? Tour guides at Carrowmore are all employees of the Office of Public Works and most of them have a degree in archaeology, history or heritage.