I set off very early for Sligo and arrived at Carrowmore early morning. What a sublime place it is despite the destruction of so many sites. I wanted to see a friend (who wasn't round) and to get to a few of the tombs that I hadn't managed to get to. Today was the last day that Carrowmore was open, so I am glad that I didn't leave it yet another week!
After going to another site in the area I set off southwards to take a good look at the land-locked Knocknashee - a Knocknarea-type hill to the east of the Ox Mountains. What an incredible mountain it is. My aim was to look at a selection of tombs to the NW of the hill to try and assess their relationship with this 'Hill of the Fairies'. What I discovered was quite a surprise!
I had also intended to climb up Knocknashee to take a look at the passage tombs on its plateau, but when my legs saw how big it actually is they said, "No Way!"
I will come back another day and make this pilgrimage-like climb the first thing I do on the trip. It's nice to have another thing to look forward to!
|Carrowmore Tomb 27 (Co. Sligo)||Passage Tomb||1 New Image|
|Carrowmore Tomb 36 (Co. Sligo)||Passage Tomb||4 New Images|
|Carrowmore Tomb 37 (Co. Sligo)||Passage Tomb||6 New Images|
|Clover Hill (Co. Sligo)||Passage Tomb||7 New Images|
|Cabragh (Co. Sligo)||Wedge Tomb||8 New Images|
|Cabragh (Co. Sligo)||Wedge Tomb||9 New Images|
|Knockadoo (Co. Sligo)||Wedge Tomb||3 New Images|
|Carrowmurray (Co. Sligo)||Wedge Tomb||4 New Images|
|Knocknashee (Co. Sligo)||Sacred Hill||3 New Images|
|Court Abbey Cemetery (Co. Sligo)||Rath||1 New Image|
|Kilvarnet (Co. Sligo)||Church||3 New Images|