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Ireland 4. Creevykeel prehistoric Court Tomb, County Sligo

This impressive prehistoric archaeological Neolithic site is on the N17 Ballyshannon-Sligo road about 8 miles south of Ballyshannon. There is a good parking place for a rest and picnic and why not find time to visit this well known archaeological site!

Creevykeel prehistoric court tomb.

Creevykeel Court Tomb: Creevykeel prehistoric court tomb on the road from Donegal to Sligo. This is a fine example of a 'court cairn' with a full court circle of stones inside a wedge-shaped cairn that might have been 230 feet long.

 

Creevykeel prehistoric court tomb.

Creevykeel Court Tomb: Creevykeel prehistoric court tomb dates back to Neolithic times and could be over 4000-5000 years old.

 

Creevykeel prehistoric court tomb.

Creevykeel Court Tomb: Creevykeel prehistoric court tomb contained cremated burials, stone axe heads, stone beads, flint arrowheads and Neolithic pottery.

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