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Carrowmore Tomb 56 Passage Tomb
 

County

Sligo

Coordinates

N 54° 14' 58.9"   W 008° 31' 06.2"

Nearest town

Sligo

Grid Ref.

G 66259 33549

Map No.

25

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

53

Date of visit

Wednesday 1 June 2011

GPS Accuracy (m)

7
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The tomb number 56 seen from the south.


Nine stones form a small kerb for this tomb, but no burial chamber is visible, though during the excavations in 19th century a large amount of human bones were found.
Recent excavation in 1994 revealed that this tomb has been in use between 3500 and 3000 BC.
The shape of the kerb formed by the stones isn't circular, but it's more like an ellipse, whose main axis is about 2.80 metres long and is aligned with the Tomb 51.
It took me a while to take photos of this tomb, because a busload of French tourists invaded the place and they were everywhere, like ants!


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