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Beautiful views

Carrowkeel is an amazing place. It is like being on top of the world. Looking at the Mayo mountains... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
chantal d
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Sligo, Ireland
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Incredible 5400 year old tombs

We visited here with a group. There is a farmers road going most of the way in but please park at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RodneyB399
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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All reviews passage tombs follow the signs off the beaten track car park lane road great walk left turn entire area hiking boots take your time parking area walk up megalithic cemetery views are spectacular well worth the trip sheep castlebaldwin
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Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

About a 2km hike from the parking area. Bring hiking boots. Just follow the signs from Castlebaldwin.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DouglasP2145
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Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

This was an amazing place! We went there on the 10th of June. My mum and I managed to get a local (Eugene, he’s awesome!) to bring us around and this was one of the highlights of our time in Sligo. We stopped at the first sign for a carpark before hiking up. We were the only ones there up till when we were going back down when a family was just starting out.

It’s a hike so do remember to wear covered shoes with a good grip. The day was a little foggy but that only led to the mystery of the area when we reached the top.

It was quite fascinating when our guide mentioned that the tombs’ entrance were all facing Queen Maeve’s tomb up on Benbulben. That was quite remarkable.

There are around 15 passage tombs up on Carrowkeel and the four or five we went were within walkable distance from one another. You could also climb into some of them. There was one in particular which looked like it had steps leading downwards. Very, very cool.

Highly recommended for anyone interested in a good hike and learning more about the passage tombs.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank waterbath
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Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

Carrowkeel is a wonderful hilltop megalithic location. Drive up the narrow road, through the gate and park at the end of the tarmac. Walk from here 1.2km to the end Point where you leave the old bog / green road. It is then 450 meters of walking to the top cairn, and you’ll pass two other cairns as you make your way to the summit. You can enter the first cairn with care. Views on a clear day are magical.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 187brenw
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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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Cindy M
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