An important archaeological site in Sligo has been the subject of ongoing vandalism in recent weeks.

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, a heritage site managed by the OPW, is a cluster of ancient monuments at the heart of the Cúil Iorra peninsula, 4km west of Sligo town.

Carrowmore tomb 51 has been subjected to ongoing vandalism after hours over the past week.

The matter has been reported to Sligo/Leitrim Gardaí and an investigation is underway.

If members of the public have see anything suspicious in the area they are asked to contact Sligo Garda Station on 071 9163144.

The Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery posted on their facebook page saying that ‘These monuments have stood here for over 5,500 years and are very important pieces of our heritage.’

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