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In order to reach the Carrowkeel route , follow the farm road through the pedestrian gate and continue for approx. 0.5km. The route to the tomb complex is c. 2.3km and takes 40 minutes to ascend and approx. 30 minutes to descend.
The road itself is an old bogroad which climbs gradually out of the valley and provides fatastic views toward Lough Arrow , Sligo and Ox Mountains. The last few hundred meters is a single track path through boggy terrain and heather.
The Carrowkeel - Kesh Corran complex is one of the four most important passage tomb cemetries in Ireland. The tombs are constructed of stone and consist of a passage leading to a chamber within which human remains were placed. Many of the tombs were covered with circular cairns.
There are 21 passage tombs in the complex. The tombs contained a lot of artifacts like pottery, bone pins,... . The cairns excavation produced radio-carbon dates of 3370 - 3042BC (from charcoal) and 2451 - 2039 BC (from a human tooth)
Waymarking: yellow waymarkers
Length (km): 2.3 km linear walk (4.6km return)
Ascend (m): 120m
Start point grid reference: IG 174230, 312260
Finish point grid reference: IG 174230, 312260
Ordnance survey map: OSI discovery series 25