Just a few kilometres from the town of Sligo is the largest and one of the most important megalithic sites in Europe, the Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery. Comprising of over 60 graves, with a combination of passage graves and dolmens, and the oldest pre-dating Newgrange by 700 years, this graveyard is an absolute must-visit when in Sligo. The terrain is however quite uneven and the attraction is thus best avoided by those with disabilities. There are guided tours for those who wish to learn more about the cemetery and the origins of the Irish, and a restored cottage with an exhibition relating to the site.
Adult: €4.00 | Senio/Group: €3.00 | Child/Student: €2.00
10.00 - 18.00
Around 1 and a half hour
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The graves and the restored cottage
While Muslims visiting the Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery will not be able to find prayer facilities at the attraction, they will be able to locate a clean and quiet place outdoors to offer their prayers. Visitors could also visit the Globe House Muslim Community, which is the only known prayer facilities in Sligo.
The Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery does not have a food outlet. Visitors will therefore have to visit the nearest town to find a restaurant or café. Although the town of Sligo is known to be home to a small community of Muslims, there are no known Halal restaurants. Muslim tourists will therefore have to dine on suitable seafood and vegetarian dishes since non-Halal ingredients are sure to be widely used.