Carrowkeel

Carrowkeel, Sligo

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Dundonald, Belfast.3,828 contributions
Spectacular!?
Jul 2021 • Couples
This is definitely not something to be missed . The walk from the carpark to the megalithic cemetery is beautiful .
It never ceases to amaze me just how these tombs were constructed without the aid of our modern technology !!
The walk is absolutely worth it ☺️
Written 12 August 2021
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Moso06
Sligo, Ireland137 contributions
History and views
Aug 2020
I have not been here in years. We went back with our 8 year old daughter. We all really enjoyed it. She loved seeing the tombs and the views are excellent.
Written 23 August 2020
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The Traveling Coeliac
Dublin, Ireland353 contributions
Great views
Jul 2020 • Friends
A really impressive site of a number of passage tombs. Some of which you can get into and they are much bigger than you wouod imagine. The signage could be better as you think that you're gone wrong a few times and there is a bit if a climb to get to them. But the views are incredibly impressive when you get there. You can see 4 counties, seeing Croagh Patrick and beautiful lakes. We'll worht a visit
Written 2 July 2020
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jessicafarry
Sligo, Ireland155 contributions
Well worth a visit
Sep 2019 • Couples
We made an afternoon of it and combined a visit to the tombs with a visit to the donkey sanctuary closeby. The tombs are a fantastic site and the scenery makes the hike well worth it. Incredible views as far as Donegal on a good day.
Written 14 September 2019
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Daithiobeag
1 contribution
Really impressive site worth the Hike up
Aug 2019
Carrowkeel is an impressive site. From the car parking area the scarp landscape is interesting. Be prepared a bit of a hike along a good path and end up to the cairns through boggy heather which may be challenging for some. Weather will be a factor so wear rain proof clothes. Amazing views of mountains of May, Sligo and Donegal. The Office of Public Works (who manage the site) really need to improve signange though especially to indicate short climb up to the site
Written 24 August 2019
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zsy
Budapest351 contributions
Only with good joints
Aug 2019
Fantastic place, but only for good physical conditions!
We have been sitting in the car for 15-20 minutes, to wait for the shower passing by.
One need a massive car to drive up (even though after the second sign only agricultural vehicles are allowed, a jeep would do the road). Beside a picnic bench, one can open the gate and drive up, even with a normal car.
3 tombs are top of the hill, and there is no path, no lane.
Climbing is hard, and after rain the grass/plants are slippery, must be very-very careful. I could not make the whole complex, had to turn back after the first tomb and it was very difficult to come down on the wet ground/grass and mud.
Written 19 August 2019
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RFLighthouse
County Sligo, Ireland31 contributions
Difficult to find but really worth it
Jul 2019 • Family
We were so lucky to visit Carrowkeel on a warm summers day as the views from the top are amazing and well worth the hike up there. Firstly we parked at the first stop which has a picnic bench and signage introducing the location, we could actually have driven up to the second stopping point as the road is not that bad at all. Anyhow the walk up from where we parked was lovely and then we realised we had to follow another path at the side of the hill. This was fine but there are no signs telling you where the tombs are at this point so we used google maps and realised we were right beside them but couldnt see them. We spotted a worn track through the heather and bog heading upwards and sure enough we found the tombs. There are three close together and what a view of the surrounding area. It was a bit of a treck upwards and one you catch your breath it is truely an amazing place. I took a look inside on of the tombs and felt a very cold air coming out of the tomb. Lots of sheep about to accompany us on the walk. Its a steep enough walk up but very pleasant and a lot easier on the way back. This is a free admission location and I would take a look at the other reviews before visiting.
Written 16 July 2019
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James C
United States182 contributions
Amazing place in Sligo, Ireland
Jun 2019
These are an excavated Neolithic ruins which have a remarkably powerful atmosphere as well as being set in a remarkable place and with remarkable views.
Written 2 July 2019
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barrettmds
Portland, OR23 contributions
5000 year old ruins, need to be able to hike
Jun 2019 • Family
Hiking to the ruins at Carrowkeel was the highlight of my trip. We weren't expecting the over 1km walk with some elevation to the ruins however. My 77 year old father was able to make the climb up to the ruins but this is not an easy path. Read about the site before you go because there is no information once you get there.
Written 24 June 2019
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steven c
Sainte-Agathe-de-Lotbiniere, Canada97 contributions
Another World !!!
May 2019 • Solo
What a treat!! Walking/climbing up to the cairns with the mist,fog, sheep and 'feel' (spirits?) of the place made this a surprise highlight of the trip. The view from the top and access to what someone years ago (4-5000 yrs) built for their rituals were exceptional. And while it might not be Skelig Michael nor Croagh Patrick, the experience is close to it if in the right frame of mind. BUT, it does have one advantage very much appreciated, you are ALONE WITH IT... I felt privileged to be the only one there for a good part of the visit..me with the 'feel of the place'!
Written 7 June 2019
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