THE GUARDIANS OF
COUNTY SLIGO

An epic journey took me from the town of Sligo to a village called Castlebaldwin.  We reached the village—containing at the time one gas station and a shut-down tourism office—early in the morning and were determined to set out for the Carrowkeel tombs.

To reach them we had to walk past barking dogs and into rural Ireland. We winded through cow and sheep pastures, jumping over a fence and passing a bog or two. We trekked all the way up the hill and, by the time we started heading back down, we realized that we had completely passed the tombs!

(A year later I would make this same trek and found them!)