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“Great Hike, Amazing Views, Peaceful”
Review of Carrowkeel

Carrowkeel
Ranked #3 of 98 things to do in Sligo
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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

I did this walk with my mum a few weeks ago. I was blown away by the views. It's a decent walk and, with a little exploring included, I would say we spent about 3 hours up there. We were lucky with the weather but it was quite wet so would recommend wearing proper walking shoes and hiking gear. It's worth doing your research before you head up as there's very little signage or information. This is a real hidden gem, off the beaten track. We met very few people up there and it was so quiet and peaceful. The tombs themselves are in great condition, you can have a look around them and I climb in. For the most part there's not much of a path so you're going to have to find your own way up not too difficult when you're a good view of the cairns. We met a fella up there who knew his way around and showed us a sinkhole. It was great but no signage around it and quite dangerous so I wouldn't recommend doing the exploring yourself. I will definitely do this walk again.

Thank duffalump
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Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Carrowkeel megalithic cemetery isn’t the easiest place to access but you’ll be so happy you made the effort. The passage tombs dating from 3400BC are impressive and the views amazing. Wear your hiking boots and dress for the Irish weather.

Thank Cindy M
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Reviewed January 9, 2018

when you arrive at a round place with warning indications you have to stop following the road and go up the hill on your right. The tumbs are hidden from you and there is no road to lead you to them :D

Thank Enori E
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Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic view but very wet underfoot.Wear waterproof boots/ shoes.Wellies can be very slippery.Charge up your mobile so if you get lost or fall over you can be easily rescued!!

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Reviewed August 23, 2017

The views from the top of Carrowkeel are fabulous, even on a dull day. It's one of the top four passage tomb cemeteries in the country but you wouldn't learn that at the site. We couldn't see any helpful information boards but did spot one piece of wood that might have once housed a notice. It's a shame that there's not more information at the site.

Thank ItchyIrishFoot
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