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“Our heritage”

Ballymacdermot Cairn
Ranked #9 of 38 things to do in Newry
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Reviewed December 15, 2015

Excellent ancient burial tomb views around are beautiful it's just a pity some people keep dumping beds, washing machines, and trash around on a regular basis and as usual Newry and Mourne council don't do anything about it. We should try harder to make the area a small bit presentable please. Take a look at Louth county council area if you had to pick where you wanted to be buried I know for me I'd head to Louth

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Reviewed August 19, 2015

We saw a sign for the Ballymacdermot Cairn, and having some time on our journey north to the Antrim coast, we decided to follow it and see where it led us, as we had learned during our short time in country that the brown signs usually lead to interesting things. The road took us down a country lane barely wide enough for our car, up a hillside with an extremely tight turn which led us across a hillside where we nearly drove past the small sign and grass-covered stone slabs marking the cairn.

While the remains of the cairn aren't much to look at, learning about why they were positioned as they were, and what was found inside them really kept our interest. We left fascinated with the history behind this seemingly innocuous collection of green rocks, and in awe at just how many of these filled the countryside around us.

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Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Ballymacdermot Cairn is a well preserved burial chamber outside the small village of Cloughogue.

The views of the mourne mountains, slieve foy, ravensdale makes it worth the trip!!

It is easy to get to and well signposted. Limited parking, but it is such a remote area... We were in disturbed for our entire visit.

A beautiful little secret gem!

Thank Marmie2014
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Reviewed May 14, 2015

This Cairn is well preserved and a very good example of the stone work carried out a few thousand years back , for photographers the sun rise / set can be good here , a good topic to
capture.
Poor enough road access and parking at the site but well signed .
Desmond.

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Reviewed December 26, 2014

Situated in a dip between two hills just south of Newry off the bypass this is a reasonably preserved ancient tomb. The signage, description and diagrams at the enterance is quite informative. It makes you pause and think what sort of civilisation lived nearby to create this. The court area is clearly laid out with standing stones and you can enter the burial hallway although the roofing and covering mound is long gone you can clearly see the supporting walls. A though provoking place

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