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Creevykeel Court Tomb is located about 1 mile off the main Sligo Donegal road, north of Cliffoney. It is one of the best examples of a court tomb in Ireland. Consisting of a long trapeze-shaped cairn enclosing an oval court and burial chamber of two compartments. The court was where rituals were performed. The cairn measures 55m (181½ feet) in length and 25m (82½ feet) in width at the eastern end where the entrance is located. These monuments have been dated to circa 4000 BC.

The excavations of this monument took place in 1935 by the Harvard archaeological expedition to Ireland. During excavation cremated human remains were uncovered, along with Neolithic pottery, leaf-shaped arrowheads and hollow scrapers, a chalk ball and polished stone axes, all of which are now in the National Museum in Dublin.

In the north-west corner of the court was a small round structure, which when excavated turned out to be associated with iron smelting activities during the early Christian period. Near Creevykeel are other examples of court tombs.