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Carrowkeel Tombs Trail

Seatrails: Carrowkeel Tombs
Carrowkeel or ’Ceathramhadh Caol’ meaning Narrow Quarter is one of Irelands’ finest megalithic cemeteries, overlooking Lough Arrow and along part of the ’Miners Historical Trail’. A well known botanist, Robert Loyd Preager came across numerous incredible megalithic tombs over 100 years ago and decided to excavate some of them and we are going to tell you all about it on a guided walk at Carrowkeel.

Carrowkeel Tombs Trail

Seatrails: Seatrails: Carrowkeel Tombs
This trail will take your breath away! From the beginning, you will be in awe of the incredible rocky canyon you will enter on the approch to the start of the trail. A huge glacier sat here once, thousands of years ago.  High rock walls shelter you and surround the valley.
Begin your walk with us at the carpark at Carrowkeel and embrace this incredible landscape! There are secret gems hidden amongst the gorse (wild Irish vegetation) where sheep graze happily and watch you as you pass! Yellow irises, the white thorn tree or ’May Bush’ as we call it in Ireland bloom beautifully and wild scrub and bogland surround you. 

If you don’t know much about our turf cutting tradition in Ireland, we’ll explain it all to you as we trek. We’ll also tell you some mythology including the famous Battle of Moyturra as you admire stunning views of Lough Arrow to the east.
 

After trekking  c 1.5 kms on a track, we will ascend onto scrub and peat and visit a number of the incredible Carrowkeel Tombs.  We may enter these with caution. Your guide will explain exactly what was found here c. 100 years ago by archaeologists and while inside, you can wonder in awe how these sites were built and what they meant to their builders. After learning about this incredible place, we will return to carpark for a hot cup of tea and biscuits! (complimentary and al fresco!)
Height: c. 300 m
Terrain: Road, track, some mucky and wet ground, grass, gorse and peat
Duration:  Allow for c. 2.5hrs total inc refreshments afterwards
Price: €25.00pp Child €10.00 for Carrowkeel Tombs, Minimum Number: 2 adults. 

We highly recommend you do the Keash caves Trail afterwards with us. It is just a short drive away. The price to include Keash Caves is 45.00 pp for adult and 20.00pp for child. Please click here for info on the Keash Caves or book with us now using the query form on this page, thank you!


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