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Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

Ireland’s most impressive cluster of ancient stone tombs

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Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

Ireland’s most impressive cluster of ancient stone tombs

See all opening times

Limited Access

Grounds only
Free admission

Admission

Please note there are no admission charges until 2021

Adult: €5.00
Group/Senior: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00

Getting here

Carrowmore
Sligo

F91 E638

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Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

Carrowmore – the largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland. It lies just south-west of Sligo town, right at the heart of the Cúil Írra Peninsula, an area alive with prehistoric significance.

Packed together at Carrowmore are more than 30 stone tombs, many of which are still visible. Most are passage tombs and boulder circles. There are various forts and standing stones in the area too. The origins of these monuments reach far into prehistory – the most ancient among them is close to 6,000 years old.

A restored cottage houses an exciting new exhibition that will satisfy the curiosity of even the most demanding visitors. Come prepared for a hike across rugged terrain.

Opening Times

26 March – 01 November

Daily 10:00 – 18:00

Last admission at 17.00

Average length of visit: 1.5 hours

Contact

Carrowmore
Sligo

F91 E638

071 916 1534

Getting Here

5km from Sligo / Dublin road off the N4 at N4 – R292 junction

4km from Sligo town centre. Follow R292 Strandhill

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Facilities

  • Car park
  • Guided tours
  • Interpretive exhibit
  • Toilets

Restrictions

  • Limited Access
  • Uneven walkways

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