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Creevykeel Court Tomb

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This monument is situated at the foothills of Tievebaun Mountain, near the sea at Mullaghmore, and is one of the finest examples in Ireland of what is known as a full-court tomb. Dating from the Neolithic period (c. 4000 – 2500 BC) it consists of a wedge-shaped cairn about 50m long, incorporating at its eastern end an oval-shaped court.

The entrance into the court is at the east, and consists of a narrow passage-way lined with upright stones. The court is among the largest of its type in Ireland, measuring 15m long by 9m wide. From the court is the entrance to the burial gallery which is divided by upright stones into two chambers and was originally covered by a corbelled roof.

Situated on the N15 Sligo-Bundoran road. From Sligo City drive north on the Donegal road to Cliffony, at the second turn off for Mullaghmore is a crossroads, immediately after is a car-park on the right .The Court Tomb is situated behind the wall by the car-park.

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