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Clarion Hotel Sligo

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Clarion Road, Sligo, IE

  • Phone: (353) 71 9119000
  • Fax: (353) 71 9119001
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Knocknashee

Achonry
Sligo,
+353 71 61202
Although this area had been explored many times by archaeologists, this fortified hilltop town was not discovered until 1988. At 700m long and 320m wide, the immense size of the fort helped conceal its existence. The spectacular 53-acre site is enclosed by two earth and stone ramparts, built for defence. Two large cairns on the north side are probably passage graves, but have not been excavated. A third cairn on a platform circle stands between them. Along the eastern side of the site stand 30 huts, most covered by soil. The circular huts range from 7-9m in diameter and are surrounded by rock cut ditches. The site dates from 1000BC. Contact the local tourist office for further information.
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