Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

The Borough District of Sligo , County Sligo , Ireland

About Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery is a prehistoric burial site where archaeologists have found sixty graves believed to predate Egypt’s pyramids. In fact, the graves at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery are thought to date back to between 3500 and 4500 BC.

Today, visitors can see up to thirty of these prehistoric tombs and an exhibition about the site. Managed by Heritage Ireland, Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery offers self-guide booklets in English, Irish, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Swedish, Czech, Dutch, Japanese, Polish, Hungarian, Portuguese, Basque and Danish. There are also guided tours. Visits usually last around an hour and involve some walking.

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