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Loughcrew Cairns

 One of Ireland's less well-known archaeological gems, this cluster of ancient tombs survives from 3000 B.C. The cairns are called passage tombs, a type commonly erected in the Neolithic Era. They cover three adjacent hilltops, sometimes called the “Hills of the Witch”.

Tomb T is one of the biggest and houses extraordinary pieces of Neolithic art in its cross shaped chamber, which is perfectly lit by the rays of the rising sun at both equinoxes. Also notable is Cairn L located on Cairnbane West, which is enclosed and contains very well persevered ancient symbols etched into the rocks. 

These cairns are among the most impressive in all of Ireland and are situated atop very high hills that allow visitors to enjoy excellent views of the surrounding area.


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