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Creevykeel Court Cairn

Situated alongside the main Sligo/
Bundoran road, near Cliffony, Co. Sligo.

This is one of the finest Court Cairns in Ireland. Built in the 3rd. millianium B.C., it consists of a wedge-shaped mound with a burial chamber opening off the central courts. Near the narrow end of the mound are two further graves (passage graves?) Among the grave goods discovered by the Fourth Harvard Archaeological Expedition in 1935, were flint arrowheads and polished stone axe-heads. In the early Christian period, iron was smelted in the central court.






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