Lough Crew

Just 30 kilometres away is a landscape of inspiring beauty and intriguing history, the cairns  form the largest complex of passage graves in Ireland. They are megalithic structures originally built about 4000 bc as burial chambers. The cairns are in two groups; Carnbane West, about 15 cairns, including Cairn L which is roofed and contains superb symbolic carvings in good condition. Is situated 40 kilometers from Newgrange. It is situated on three hill summits near the town of Oldcastle. The three hills known collectively by many names one such name “the mountain of the witch”.One legend has it that the so-called burial mounds were created by witches flying overhead and dropping pebbles. It is  possibly the oldest cemetery in the world, tells of Ireland’s neolithic cultures, shrouded in myth and mystery.

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Tel: +353 49 854 1356 / 49 854 1060
Web: www.loughcrew.com

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