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Address: Carrowkeel House Castlebaldwin, Sligo, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-71-61201
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Amazing views over Ireland and 5000-year-old tombs

Check the previous reviews for how to get there, no point in repeating what the others said. Some important advice for your visit: First of all, don't go in a rainy day. There is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Check the previous reviews for how to get there, no point in repeating what the others said. Some important advice for your visit: First of all, don't go in a rainy day. There is an uphill path from the car park and the road is steep and muddy. Have sturdy hiking boots or rubber boots for kids. We even saw... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went without really knowing what to expect-- the teen loved it. As others have said, go through the gate (close it please) and park at the first car park. First part of walk is on a rough road with sheep all over and gorgeous landscape. Gentle climb to the top. Now where there is a sign that says "Pedestrians Only"... More 

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you open the gate to drive up to the small car park be certain to securely close it so the sheep stay in. If you have a rental car, don't drive all the way to the top. Walk. The sites are remarkable as are the views.

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Rochester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you get there there will be a gate to drive through and close behind you, then the parking is just ahead a little. There is a nice gravel/dirt road to walk up and then a dirt/mud sheep path. We went on a rainy/misty day that gave the place an interesting aura. There are several passage tombs you can go... More 

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Thank Patricia E
Fullerton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a great experience. We parked down below at the first car park and walked the rest of the way (makes for about 4 mile round trip). You can actually drive in much of the way but we felt it made for a good hike. What a view from the top! The tombs are interesting and give you a... More 

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Thank Devi M
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Carrowkeel - it your car is able - drive to the top as we did! Climb to the top and walk from tomb to tomb! We beat the walking tours to the top and had the place to ourselves. The sun came out at the top offering the most amazing 360º views of the lakes, mountains and villages! DO NOT... More 

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Rathcormac, Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Wow in so many ways! It's poorly enough signposted which made it difficult to find. It is so remote from anywhere and doesn't have a visitors center so you need to have your research done before setting out on your journey. Having said that, it is so worth the climb up to the tombs. I don't even think we saw... More 

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Thank Geraldine K
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

A lovely walk will lead you to many tombs to explore. It was very interesting and sort of magical to climb inside these ancient tombs.

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Thank Jax P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We went here on a whim, just followed the brown tourist signs randomly to this thing not even knowing what it was. A bit of an adventure to find it and manage the rocky, potholed road in the rental sedan but we made it and then worked out how to climb up the hill to the actual burial sites. The... More 

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Thank Donna W
Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

On top of a rugged mountain is an amazing collection of Neolithic tombs that challenge the imagination to grasp how, and why, people with only stone tools, probably 5-6 thousand years ago, buried their dead high up from where they lived and worked over a 1000 year period. I'm told the views are spectacular, but on the day we were... More 

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