Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
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Carrowmore, Sligo Town, Sligo,
Mr Austin McTiernan
Visit the Megalithic site of Carrowmore, some 700 years older than Newgrange, set in this stunning part of Co Sligo, overlooking the Atlantic and Ben Bulben. Carrowmore is located 4 kilometres from Sligo.
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery in County Sligo is the largest and one of the most important, megalithic sites in Europe. Over 60 tombs have been located by archaeologists. The oldest pre-dates Newgrange by 700 years and is older than the pyramids.
Tombs are accessible and a restored cottage houses a small exhibition relating to the site. Visitors are advised to wear shoes suitable for walking on uneven terrain.