Sligo Rocks with the Wild Westies

Carrowmore Yesterday I went off exploring with Wild West Irish Tours.  The first place we went to was Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery.  Although I have already been here it’s great to see Sligo through ‘new eyes’ and to be able to share the beautiful places we have with visitors.

Cows rock Carrowmore is the largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland and is also among the country’s oldest, with monuments ranging from five and a half thousand to six and a half thousand years old.

Michael from Myths and LegendsWe were given a guided tour by Michael of Sligo Myths and Legends, he told us some fascinating stories and pointed out all the mountains we could see from the cemetery with a bit of history about each one.

KnocknareaExploringWild Westies After the tour of Carrowmore we headed to Tobernault Holy Well.

The Holy WellThe minute we arrived the Wild Westies got a taste of the true Ireland when the heavens opened and in minutes the road started to flood.  Poor Michael who runs Wild West Irish Tours got drenched.

Walking in the rain Quiet contemplationWe had a very brief look around the Holy Well before escaping to shelter.

DSCF3635 Once again I had a lovely time with Wild West Irish Tours, it was lovely to be invited to tag along again. The rest of my photos from the day are here.

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3 thoughts on “Sligo Rocks with the Wild Westies

  1. jody greenlee says:

    We had a wonderful time in Sligo a few weeks ago, thanks in large part to your blog. Without it, we would have had no idea where to go and what to see.

  2. yardsailor says:

    I am joining the Wild Westies at the end of August, so I have really been enjoying your blog and this post with the wonderful pictures was a joy. Thank you .

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