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Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

Contact Details



Tel: +353 (71) 916 1534

Fax: +353 (71) 915 4743

Email: carrowmoretomb@opw.ie

Opening Hours


26th March- 1st November

 Daily 10.00 - 18.00

Last admission at 17.00

Average length of visit: 1.5 hours 

Admission Fees

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


Exhibition, toilets, carpark - all accessible to people with disabilities.

Tearooms: None




This is the largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland and is also among the country's oldest, with monuments ranging from five thousand to five thousand eight hundred years old. Archaeologists have recorded over 60 tombs of which 30 are visible. A restored cottage houses an exhibition relating to the site. Access to the tombs may be difficult for people with disabilities. Visitors are advised to wear shoes suitable for walking on uneven terrain.

Guided tours: Duration: 45 mins - 1 hr

Leaflet: English /  Irish leaflet and guide book for sale. Self - guiding information in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Polish, Japanese, Hungarian, Czech, Danish, Russian, Portuguese, Basque and Irish.


5km from Sligo / Dublin road off the N4 at N4 - R292 junction
4km from Sligo town centre. Follow R292 Strandhill

Photography / video allowed: Yes, but permit required for commercial purposes.