The complete circle at Carrowmore 57, looking northeast to a cloud-shrouded Benbulben and Copes mountain. The photo is taken from Site 56 which is only a few steps away. Circle 7 can be made out just to the left of the cottage.

No. 57

Situated about 8 paces to the east of 56 (dolmen-circle). "This circle is perfect, and consists of thirty-two (thirty-three according to Wood-Martin.) stones of large size. The diameter is 47 feet. The cromleac is destroyed." - Petrie.

Carrowmore 57, a fine complete circle, but missing its dolmen.

" The result of searches in various spots within the circle was but a few uncalcined bones, also a small fragment of worked flint, and a flint flake, or spear head." - Wood Martin.

The circle is slightly oval, measuring 60 feet from east to west, and 52 from N. to S. (out to out).

Carrowmore 57, 56 and the cairn of Listoghil.
View to the south over Carrowmore circles 56 and 57, illustrated by Wakeman. The hills of Croughan and Doomore, each with a neolithic cairn on its summit,are on the horizon. Image © County Sligo Library.