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“I Love This Place”
Review of Carrowkeel

Carrowkeel
Ranked #9 of 122 things to do in Sligo
Certificate of Excellence
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San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
82 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“I Love This Place”
Reviewed April 3, 2012

I have been to Carrowkeel a number of times and never get tired of it. It is like going back in time. There never seems to be anyone else there when I go and it is so "untouristy". Well worth a visit!

Visited September 2011
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Sligo, Ireland
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352 reviews
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“Megalithic Valley of The Kings style burial site”
Reviewed December 24, 2011

Creevykeel Court Cairn is located around 15 miles on the north side of Sligo on the Sligo to Donegal road. It is well signposted and there is a car-park and pathway for easy access. It is well worth a visit. Also the views overlooking Mullaglmore harbour are excellent

Visited December 2011
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Melbourne
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123 reviews
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“This pile of stones has to be one of the highlights of a visit to Ireland.”
Reviewed October 13, 2011

Thank you very much for the Trip Advisor Forum experts for directing my husband, sister and I to Carrowkeel. We had of course planned to visit Carrowmore, butwhen I heard of this remote site, it was immediately put on our visit list.
We were driving from Oughtherad that day, and when we left in the morning the sun was shining, and after quite a bit of rain in the Connemara we hoped for a dry day. What an amazing afternoon of dramatic weather changes we had that day.!
The driver and the navigator found the route much more followable than we had envisaged, but the weather changed rapidly, and more hail and rain got dumped on us than we could have imagined.
As we approached the turnoff, which was sign posted much more clearly than I had feared, the weather dramatically improved, and we decided to try our luck. We drove past the sign for the donkey sanctuary, and approached the second carpark, and Wow , what a stunning landscape greeted us. Apart from the sheep we had the hail strewn hillside to ourselves. After a slight"where do we go moment", we walked up the hill, and followed the not very legible signs to the tombs. The weather was not good enough for a scramble underneathwith our torch, but the peaceful, dramatic view was wonderful. It was late evening and the memory of the light after the storm was something that we will treasure for the rest of our lives. As soon as we got back to the car, the rain pelted down all the way to Sligo.

Visited June 2011
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Brooklyn, New York
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful Walk through Bricklieve Mts to get to Carrowkeel”
Reviewed October 10, 2011

If you are interested in neolithic history, culture and passage tombs, Carrowkeel should be high on your list to visit. Read about it beforehand because this is an open site high on the hillside -- with no guides and no brochures. The view over Sligo and Lough Allen is fantastic. The place is mystical and special!

Visited September 2011
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Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews
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“Worth the walk.”
Reviewed September 5, 2011

Splendid view on a good day. Tombs are accessible and interesting.

Visited September 2011
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