Carrowkeel : Passage Tomb Cemetery

CountySligo
Grid RefG 755 115
Longitude8° 22' 26.82" W
Latitude54° 3' 7.29" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBallymote (10.2 Km)
OS Sheet25
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

This site has subsites

Carrowkeel - CistCarrowkeel - Cairn B - Passage Tomb
Carrowkeel - Cairn C - Passage TombCarrowkeel - Cairn D - Cairn
Carrowkeel - Cairn E - Court TombCarrowkeel - Cairn F - Passage Tomb
Carrowkeel - Cairn G - Passage TombCarrowkeel - Cairn H - Passage Tomb
Carrowkeel - Cairn K - Passage TombCarrowkeel - Cairn L - Passage Tomb
Carrowkeel - Cairn M - Passage TombCarrowkeel - Rocking Stone - Standing Stone
Mullaghfarna - Hut Circle
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 29th December 2002

I set out really early for this one. In fact, it was only just getting light when I reached the track that winds around the mountain to reach the cairns. It was also extremely foggy! and the cloud was very low, so the spectacular views afforded here were denied me. Actually, I don't think this was a particularly bad thing as it allowed me to fully concentrate on the tombs I went to here.

There are many cairns here, a good number of which are amazing in their own right and you would travel a long way just to see one of them, but when there's around 20 to visit then the place is a must visit location.

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Sunday, 16th March 2003

Because my partner and muse had decided to accompany me (a very special treat for me!) I thought I would treat her to Carrowkeel. The weather was fantastic, but still the view limited by hazy conditions.

I could return here time after time and never, ever become bored. I still haven't got to anymore of the tombs than I visited previously and so many more trips are guarrenteed.

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Marked Sites

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A Selection of Other Passage Tomb Cemeteries

External Links

Sacred Ireland

"A collection of ancient megalithic sites, mythology, art and astronomy, with some virtual tours, by artist and researcher Martin Byrne."

Although this site covers many sites it is especially informative on the main Sligo sites, covering them in more detail than I am able to.
Click here to visit this site

About Coordinates Displayed

This is an explanation of (and a bit of a disclaimer for) the coordinates I provide.

Where a GPS figure is given this is the master for all other coordinates. According to my Garmin these are quite accurate.

Where there is no GPS figure the 6 figure grid reference is master for the others. This may not be very accurate as it could have come from the OS maps and could have been read by eye. Consequently, all other cordinates are going to have inaccuracies.

The calculation of Longitude and Latitude uses an algorithm that is not 100% accurate. The long/lat figures are used as a basis for calculating the UTM & ITM coordinates. Consequently, UTM & ITM coordinates are slightly out.

UTM is a global coordinate system - Universal Transverse Mercator - that is at the core of the GPS system.

ITM is the new coordinate system - Irish Transverse Mercator - that is more accurate and more GPS friendly than the Irish Grid Reference system. This will be used on the next generation of Irish OS maps.

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