Tomb 56, Passage Tomb, Carrowmore, Co. Sligo.

Location – In the main area behind the visitors centre. Near Listoghil.

Description and History – This is a nice tomb and would have been quite spectacular in its day. A central chamber remains along with a boulder circle consisting of 14 stones. The chamber may have been a double chamber but it is now hard to tell because the remains have been disturbed. A large amount of cremated bones were found here along with some arrow heads and evidence of fires being lit here indicating a ritual use. Radio-carbon dates for this tomb are between 3500 and 3000 B.C. A lovely tomb.

Difficulty – Easy.



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