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Sites/groups in County Sligo:

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Abbeyquarter North Passage Grave
8 posts
Achonry Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
5 posts
Aghanagh Court Tomb
5 posts
Ardabrone Portal Tomb
4 posts
Arnasbrack Court Tomb
4 posts
Ballindoon Portal Tomb
4 posts
Ballydawley Stone Row / Alignment
1 post
Ballydawley Crannog
3 posts
Ballygilgan Court Tomb
3 posts
Barnasrahy Stone Row / Alignment
3 posts
Barroe North Passage Grave
3 posts
Barroe Upper Wedge Tomb
Breeoge Wedge Tomb
Cabragh Wedge Tomb
5 posts
Cabragh Wedge Tomb
5 posts
Caltragh Wedge Tomb
22 posts
Carrickglass Portal Tomb
Carrowbrickeen Wedge Tomb
Carrowconor Wedge Tomb
Carrowcrin Wedge Tomb
Carrowculleen Court Tomb
11 posts
18 sites
Carrowkeel-Keshcorran Complex
40 posts
19 sites
Carrowmore Complex
Carrowmurray Wedge Tomb
Carrownaboll Court Tomb
9 posts
Carrownagh Court Tomb
Carrowreagh Court Tomb
1 post
Carrowroe Rath
1 post
Cartronkillerdoo Rath
2 posts
Church Hill Bullaun Stone
2 posts
Cloghboley Court Tomb
10 posts
Cloghcor Portal Tomb
15 posts
Clogher Stone Fort / Dun
5 posts
Clogher Burial Chamber
1 post
Cloghoge Lower Rath
1 post
Cloghoge Upper Rath
5 posts
Cloondrihara Court Tomb
2 posts
Clover Hill Passage Grave
6 posts
Coolbeg Wedge Tomb
Coolmurly Wedge Tomb
3 posts
Coolmurly Court Tomb
Corhawnagh Court Tomb
2 posts
Creeveykeel Rath
38 posts
Creevykeel Court Tomb
Crowagh Court Tomb
Crowagh Portal Tomb
8 posts
Cummeen Court Tomb
6 posts
Doon Standing Stones
Doonshaskin Court Tomb
2 posts
Easky Natural Rock Feature
2 posts
Formoyle Burial Chamber
Gorteen Portal Tomb
Gortnaleck Court Tomb
3 posts
Gourtnahoula/Ballaghnatrillick Bullaun Stone
Halfquarter Court Tomb
17 posts
Heapstown Cairn(s)
Kilfree Wedge Tomb
2 posts
Killerry Bullaun Stone
Knockadoo Burial Chamber
6 posts
Knockatober Portal Tomb
3 posts
Knockatotaun Portal Tomb
5 posts
Knocklane Promontory Fort
32 posts
1 site
Knocknarea Cairn(s)
10 posts
Knocknashee Hillfort
Lecarrow Court Tomb
4 posts
Leitrim North Bullaun Stone
1 post
Lisbanagher Rath
1 post
Lislary Rath
30 posts
2 sites
Magheraghanrush Court Tomb
4 posts
Moneylahan Rath
12 posts
Moneylahan Court Tomb
5 posts
Moygara Court Tomb
13 posts
1 site
Moytirra East Court Tomb
Primrosegrange Court Tomb
1 post
Rosses Point Rath
1 post
Sheerevagh Rath
2 posts
Slieve Daeane Cairn(s)
3 posts
Slieve Dargan Passage Grave
8 posts
Slieve Dargan Passage Grave
Springfield Portal Tomb
1 post
Sroove Rath
Strandhill Court Tomb
7 posts
Strandhill Court Tomb
6 posts
Streedagh Court Tomb
12 posts
Streedagh Wedge Tomb
6 posts
Tanrego West Court Tomb
11 posts
Tawnatruffaun Portal Tomb
3 posts
Tawnymucklagh Wedge Tomb
1 post
Tawnymucklagh Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Tobernaveen Holed Stone
3 posts
Treanmore (Tirerrill By.) Court Tomb
5 posts
Union Passage Grave

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Tomb thought to be more than 5,000 years old discovered


Site on Sligo/Leitrim border may not have been found until now due to mountain setting

A hilltop tomb recently discovered close to the edge of Tievebaun mountain on the Sligo/Leitrim border may be more than 5,000 years old , according to the archaeologist who found it... continues...
ryaner Posted by ryaner
9th November 2015ce

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Stones and bones podcasts


12 part series on the archaeology of Sligo, including individual podcasts on Carrowkeel, Mullaghfarna and Carrrowmore.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
26th June 2019ce
Edited 26th June 2019ce

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Knocknarea (Cairn(s)) — News

Conservation plan required for cairn of Queen Maeve atop Knocknarea


A meeting of Sligo County Council has heard there is an incredible amount of damage being done to one of the most significant historic monuments in the country, the stone cairn over Queen Maeve’s grave on the summit of Knocknarea.

Sinn Fein Councillor Chris MacManus says a small number of people climb on top of the cairn while Fine Gael Councillor Sinead Maguire says people can be seen coming down the mountain carrying rocks from the cairn.

A local resident in the area also told Ocean FM News recently that some people have been digging up quartz stones from around the base of the cairn.

More (including a short poscast): https://www.oceanfm.ie/2019/11/12/conservation-plan-required-for-cairn-of-queen-maeve/?fbclid=IwAR1a2nXG8r302c0nimDg6CjVi-rTSgn2ZOhumlnKeEYZfIlfPttgmVOE-xA
ryaner Posted by ryaner
13th November 2019ce

Carrowkeel - Cairn G (Passage Grave) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Carrowkeel - Cairn G</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
6th September 2019ce

Carrowkeel - Cairn H (Passage Grave) — Images

<b>Carrowkeel - Cairn H</b>Posted by thelonious<b>Carrowkeel - Cairn H</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
6th September 2019ce

Carrowkeel - Cairn K (Passage Grave) — Images

<b>Carrowkeel - Cairn K</b>Posted by thelonious<b>Carrowkeel - Cairn K</b>Posted by thelonious<b>Carrowkeel - Cairn K</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
6th September 2019ce

Carrowkeel - Cairn L (Passage Grave) — Images

<b>Carrowkeel - Cairn L</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
6th September 2019ce

Carrowkeel-Keshcorran Complex — Images

<b>Carrowkeel-Keshcorran Complex</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
6th September 2019ce

Carrowkeel-Keshcorran Complex — Fieldnotes

27/08/2019 – I really wanted to get to Carrowkeel. Looks like it had everything. Quality cairns, high on a hillside in a top location. After seeing rayner’s sunset photos on here a few months back I knew I had to visit.

It was our last day in Sligo so it felt a bit now or never. Unfortunately the weather forecast was grim. We toyed with not going but we’d have got wet anywhere today. Might as well be on a hill with great cairns.

I worried that without a car this one might be tricky to get to. Turned out fine. It’s close to the main road from Sligo to Dublin so there’s a good bus. We caught the 8.00 from Sligo bus station to Castlebaldwin. Didn’t take long and we were walking by 8.30. There’s buses back from here in the afternoon every couple of hours so there was no need to rush. Nice to not have to treat the day like a raid. Worth mentioning the petrol station in Castlebaldwin has a great cafe/shop so ideal for waiting for any bus back to Sligo.

It’s a 3 mile walk from Castlebaldwin to Carrowkeel. Very quiet country roads and more enjoyable than I thought it would be. The rain was pretty terrible. Fell for most of the day. The worst weather day I’ve had out for many a year. No wind which helped and we did stay quite cheery powered up by chocolate and Tayto crisps (I love Taytos, very hard to find in Scotland).

The final approach is a gentle incline up an ever decreasing quality of road. You can drive up to the top. I’d love to know if any TMAers have braved it? There's a newish carpark at the bottom. Much better to start here as the walk up is nice and your car will thank you for it. The landscape here is wonderful and my favourite on our trip. The road takes you between steep limestone ridges. Huge cairns could be seen on the tops through the mist and rain. The road bends back left and then up and around to near the top. From here it’s a short climb to the first of the cairns.

Cairn G – Not the most exciting of names but it’s good, very good. As we approached, it appeared from out of the mist to greet us. The excitement upon seeing the entrance for the first time, nearly too much. We had stepped into a megalithic wonderland. Suddenly the crap weather was working for us and the rain and low clouds created a vibe to the place that was amazing. A feeling of quiet wild loneliness, just us and the cairns on the hillside. Like we had entered a different world. Rucksacks off and a quick shimmy through the entrance, we entered the short passage and then the chamber. Standing up in the high roofed centre, a relief to be away from the rain. Dark but with no need of our headtorches, peacefully away from the outside world, what a contrast! Great chamber and recesses. Loved the orthostats.

Cairn K – After leaving cairn G and having a look at cairn H, we made our way to the high point of the hill and Cairn K. The passage is longer on this one. A bit of a hands and knees job. The cruciform chamber just wow. Great corbelled ceiling. A few cracked lintels so best not to climb the outside.

The rain stopped for a short while so we plonked ourselves down next to K to have our sandwiches. What a place. No views but because of the mist it felt like this cairn filled landscape could have gone on forever. The rain came back hard and though I’d have loved to have explored the hillside more, it felt best to leave it for another time. I was so happy with the day so far, more wasn’t really needed.

We walked back to Castlebaldwin and the bus, very wet but very happy. A great day out and one of my favourite megalithic days ever I think.
thelonious Posted by thelonious
6th September 2019ce
Edited 7th September 2019ce
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