Carnassarie Cairn
Kilmartin, Argyll
Cairn Canmore
Also known as Carnasserie Cairn; Cairn on the Green Sheiling
A mile or so north of Kilmartin, this cairn is close to - but not quite on - the line of the cairns in the Kilmartin valley itself. A short distance away to the north stand a pair of megaliths.

The cairn is approximately ninty feet in diameter and is up to four feet high. It was twice this height before it was excavated in the 1930s. During the excavation, a cist was found in the cairn containing a food vessal, ochre and charcoal.

An arc of twenty boulders was found within the cairn, and the base of the cairn was paved with boulders.

Images ©1999 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

0km Carnassarie Standing Stones Standing Stones
1km Kilmartin Church And Graveyard Mediaeval Grave Slabs; Early Christian Crosses; Carved Slabs; Church
2km Creagantairbh Beag Monolith Standing Stone
2km Glennan Standing Stone
2km Ormaig Rock Carvings Cup and Ring Marks
2km Temple Wood Stone Circle
3km Dunchraigaig Cairn Chambered Cairn
3km Nether Largie Stone Setting Stone Setting
3km Salachary Stone Row Standing Stones
4km Ballymeanoch Cairn Kerb Cairn
4km Ballymeanoch Henge Henge; Cist
4km Ballymeanoch Holed Stone Standing Stone (broken, fallen and moved)
4km Ballymeanoch Stone Rows Stone Rows
4km Kintraw Standing Stone; Cairn
6km Torbhlaran Standing Stone
7km Dunadd Fort; Rock Carving
7km Kilmichael Glassary Decorated Rock Sheet Cup and Ring Marks
9km Cairnbaan Cup and Ring Marks
10km Achnabreck Carved Rocksheet Cup And Ring
11km Kilmory Oib Village Deserted Mediæval Village
11km Stane Alane Standing Stone
17km Barnashaig Standing Stone
17km Castle Lachlan Castle
17km Upper Fernoch Megalith Standing Stone
19km Dun Mhuirich Dun
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)