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“Stunning views at Ballymacdermot Cairn”

Ballymacdermot Cairn
Ranked #9 of 38 things to do in Newry
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Reviewed November 19, 2016

I was very lucky to view this cairn both in the day time and night time (super full moon)!
It is located up high on a remote road (heading from Newry to Slieve Gullion). It is definitely worth a view and is a fascinating 'recent' find of an ancient site that is older than the pyramids. Some people claim that it was used as a tomb, while others claim that it was used for ceremonial purposes. Just remember, even though it is a tiny and humble site, it is an ancient sacred site and deserves to be treated with respect. Enjoy the beauty within it and surrounding it!

Thank StrawberryGoldilocks
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Reviewed October 11, 2016

This 6,000 year old monument lies on the southern slopes of Ballymacdrmot Mountain close to Newry. It’s an extremely well preserved New Stone-Age burial site with three chambers.
Situated within the Ring of Gullion Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this site offers excellent views of Slieve Gullion and the smaller hills of the ring dyke as well as the Mourne and Cooley mountain ranges. It’s known locally as ‘The Cashla’ … also ‘The Fairy Ring’ and is said to be haunted!

1  Thank Trevor C
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Reviewed September 25, 2016

Fantastic example of a court tomb, little tricky to find but well worth the drive. Good information on the plaque at the site. There are many more prehistoric sites in the area but they take some looking for, don't trust GPS, you'll end up in a farmyard. Best way to find the truly ancient sites is to talk to people.

Thank Bonny H
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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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