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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 1 week ago
RodneyB399
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Fantastic, with a bit of a walk

Wonderful neolithic site that you are likely to share with few other people. Follow the signs, and... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
TripAway7
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Dublin, Ireland
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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 July 14, 2018 via mobile

We visit Carrowkeel multiple times a year. It’s a great walk with fantastic views. The history of the place is incredible and frankly not enough is made of it!

Thank Matchu7
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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Tricky enough to find , turn in castlebaldwin and follow brown signs. Last left turn is well hidden. A gate on the road to the little car park can be opened but must be secured again as there are lots of sheep on the mountains.
Park up , put on good walking boots and walk on the route to the burial ground ( it's not really but that's how it's described)
It's a great walk, a grand stretch and climb.
When you reach the first cairn with its stone rubble structure and lintelled entrance it is a step back through the mists of time.
More cairns are nearby and on adjacent mountains.
The view from the peak of 5 Irish counties is breathtaking
Strongly recommended

Thank ProfessorRathgar
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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.

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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.

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.

Thank 187brenw
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