Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

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Sligo, Ireland
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haidgirl haidgirl
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Pleasantly surprised Apr 05, 2017
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery ended up being my favourite stop of our whole trip, and it was totally by chance!

The cemetery information centre wasn't actually open for the season until the next day, so we missed out on some of the background information, a guided tour and paying the entrance fee of 5 euros. Even though the site wasn't open yet for the season, the grounds were still accessible.

The area this cemetery covers is quite large and there are about 30 visible tombs, the oldest dating to about 3700 BC.

There is the main area by the entrance, that is rather large. The across the street there is another smaller area that has a path leading to yet another smaller area to the north-east.

The rock tombs themselves aren't that jaw-dropping, it was the vastness and the feeling I got from the place that really made me take notice.

If you are interested in archeology or are in the Sligo area, you should check this place out. However, if you are in Belfast or Dublin without a car, you don't need to turn this into a day trip.
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aka_pushkin aka_push…
9 reviews
Waste of time Jul 08, 2008
Before the trip to Ireland, I read about the history of this country and was the most amazed and mesmerized by its ancient culture dating back to stone age. Therefore, when traveling, I wanted to see at least some of the very first man-created structures in Europe or maybe even the world.

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery was on my way from Sligo, so I decided to make a visit.

In short - those were 30 minutes of my life I might never get back for which I should sue the government of Ireland.

There are several stone circles, burial sites - etc, all very nice, apart from the fact that nearly all of them are fake. There USED TO BE some structures in the past as they have found SOME STONES that appeared to be... (etc). What you actually see there has no historical value at all. If you want - build a stone circle in your backyard and have the same effect.

If you don't feel like carrying stones - you might see the Carrowmore cemetery for a small price of 3 euros(?) with some explanations and have a view from the hill. No additional value is suggested.
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