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“Older than the Pyramids!”

Ballymacdermot Cairn
Ranked #8 of 38 things to do in Newry
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Reviewed August 28, 2016

This site is very close to Newry. Predates the pyramids by 2000 years. Recently discovered when a tank fell through the roof (1944). Not a great deal to see but loads of atomsphere.

Thank Derry B
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Reviewed May 7, 2016

I don't know much about the history of the ancient ruins here but on a good day the views are stunning a drive around this area you will find ancient churches and graves, a forest park and camlough lake a really beautiful part of Ireland.

1  Thank Kieran K
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Reviewed March 25, 2016

This is a nice place to drive too and look about. It is also very quiet at times which is great. The formation of the stones is impressive

Thank Centre p
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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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