Historic Environment

Ballymacdermot Cairn

(near) Barcroft Park
BT35 8NG

Additional information

Open to the public:

Yes, entry is free (Sometimes public access is restricted due to works for example. Check before you visit)

Grid reference:
SM number:
ARM 026:015

About Ballymacdermot Cairn

This monument, lying on the southern slopes of Ballymacdermot Mountain close to Newry, is an extremely well preserved Neolithic burial site with three chambers. It can be dated between 4000 and 2500 BC.

Situated within the Ring of Gullion Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the site offers excellent views of Slieve Gullion and the smaller hills of the geological ring dyke as well as the Mourne and Cooley mountain ranges.

Other historic places you can visit:

Ballymacdermot Cairn
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