Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

It is 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. These are found at Carrowmore, a collection of burial monuments at the centre of the Cuil Iorra peninsula three kilometers west of Sligo town.

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Woodville Farm

Woodville Farm

2.04km from Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

Woodville Farm is a family run working farm just outside Sligo Town. It takes you through mature woodland, green fields, and historic farm buildings where a variety of farm animals, live in natural surroundings. They have over 200 sheep, 35 suckler cows as well as 600 commercial free range hens and so more.

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo

3.39km from Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Temple Street in Sligo, Ireland, is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Elphin. The cathedral was built in a Norman style, and it is the only Norman styled cathedral in Ireland. It can seat 1400 people. It has an impressive spire at the front and large apse in the Sanctuary.

Queen Maeve's Grave

Queen Maeve's Grave

3.64km from Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

This is the largest and most visible neolithic monument in the west of Ireland. The huge monument, which was probably built between 3,500 and 3,200 BC, is part of the Irish passage-grave culture. The oldest dated monument in Sligo is the very early causewayed enclosure at Magheraboy, between Carns Hill and the Carrowmore megalithic complex.

Yeats Building

Yeats Building

3.76km from Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

This is a building of outstanding historical and architectural interest in Sligo town. Designed in the Arts & Crafts style, and built in 1899, as a branch of the Belfast Banking Company. This building is now the Headquarters of the international Yeats Society, from which the Society keeps in contact with members all over the world, and from where the Yeats International Summer School and Winter School are administered, as well as the day-to-day running of the Society.

Famine Memorial

Famine Memorial

3.79km from Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

The Famine Monument, which is located opposite The Harp Tavern in Quay Street, and was erected here in July 1997 in memory of all those who died and suffered during the famine. The monument depicts a family in the depths of despair, starving and with no hope for the future, yet the child, a young girl can be seen pointing towards the ships, one of which would carry them to a new life in America or Canada.

Knocknarea

Knocknarea

3.85km from Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

Knocknarea is a large hill west of Sligo town in County Sligo, Ireland. A good trekking destination with 327-metre high limestone hill is visually striking, as it is monolithic in appearance and stands in a prominent position on the Cúil Irra peninsula between the bays of Sligo and Ballysadare. There are also remains of several smaller tombs on the summit.

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Sligo

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County Sligo is a county in Ireland. It is located in the Border Region and is part of the province of Connacht. Sligo is the administrative capital and largest town in the county. Sligo County Council is the local authority for the county. The population of the county was 65,535 at the 2016 census. It is noted for Benbulben Mountain, one of Ireland's most distinctive natural landmarks.

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