Megalithic Passage Tomb and Stone Circle

This passage tomb is at Carrowmore near Sligo, Ireland. There is also a circle of large stones in the photo. In the bacground is Knocknarea with a cairn on top that is traditionally called the tomb of Queen Maeve.

A story of Knocknarea by William Butler Yeats may be read at

The host is riding from Knocknarea 
And over the grave of Clooth-na-bare; 
Caolte tossing his burning hair 
And Niamh calling Away, come away;
Empty your heart of its mortal dream
The winds awaken, the leaves whirl round, 
Our cheeks are pale, our hair is unbound, 
Our breasts are heaving, our eyes are a-gleam, 
Our arms are waving, our lips are apart;
And if any gaze on our rushing band,
We come between him and the deed of his hand, 
We come between him and the hope of his heart.
The host is rushing 'twixt night and day, 
And where is there hope or deed as fair?
Caolte tossing his burning hair,
And Niamh calling Away, come away.

Previous photo of passage tomb.

Two structures of very large stones that were once part of a burial complex built 5000 or 6000 years ago. In the background is a mountain with a cairn at the top.

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Carrowmore, Sligo, Ireland