It is claimed that the Heapstown Cairn, in Castlebaldwin County Sligo, is the largest cairn in Ireland outside of the Boyne Valley. Heapstown Cairn has not been excavated but is believed to be a passage tomb some 60 metres in diameter. The Cairn was much larger but huge amounts of it were removed to build …

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Freestanding, stone navigation beacon, erected 1821. Circular plan. Painted cast-iron statue of Royal Navy petty officer pointing on battered painted coursed ashlar limestone podium with moulded torus roll cut stone string course. Navigation light mounted to front of pedestal. Painted cast-iron access ladder set into channel formed in podium. Situated on Perch Rock between Rosses …

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The site of Sligo Abbey contains a great wealth of carvings including Gothic and Renaissance tomb sculpture, well preserved cloisters and the only sculptured 15th century high altar to survive in any Irish monastic church. Known locally as the ‘Abbey’, it survives from the medieval days. Built by Maurice Fitzgerald for the Dominicans in 1252 …

  • September 25, 2018
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