We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Book In Advance
289
All photos (289)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steep climb”(13 reviews)
“coffee shop”(16 reviews)
“passage tomb”(20 reviews)
About
Loughcrew Cairns are one of Meaths best kept secerts.The monumnets date back to 3.500BC and loughcrew tombs offer guided tours throughout these historic hills.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
See all hours
Contact
Slieve na Caillaigh Hills | Loughcrew, Oldcastle, Ireland
Website
+353 86 721 6614
Call
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns
from US$ 52.00
More Info
Reviews (272)
Filter reviews
242 results
Traveller rating
182
51
6
2
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
182
51
6
2
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews steep climb coffee shop passage tomb highest point well worth the effort take your time own pace sunny day views are stunning stone carvings magical place county meath heritage centre flash light well worth the trip tour group amazing site
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 242 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour was so interesting. The walk up the hill was breathtaking. The tea and scones was such a nice touch. Malachy was so helpful. Sarah was easy to converse with online and though phone calls. Everyone was so nice!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jean M
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

I love visiting the 5500+ year old cairns, And have brought many friends and family to visit over the last few years. The site is amazing, plus the views (360° views) are wonderful. It's such a short walk up, but quite steep. Can be done...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Emser81
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Interesting history and great views. To get inside you need to collect a key from the nearby church.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Ilneonoto
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

We have visited here regularly. It's a lovely place for a walk, the view from the top is amazing. The history of the Cairns is a must see. The etchings on the stone are beautiful. Would highly recommend a visit here.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 631niamhk
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

The view from the hilltop across the valleys is alone worth the visit. The added benefit is the ability to see close up what our neolithic ancestors built over 5000 years ago and is still standing. Parking is available and its an easy 5-10 minute...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dennis K
Reviewed 17 October 2018

This place is absolutely out of this world great! It's quite a walk to get there, but our guide was so skilled with helping us understand how important this place is to history that the walk seemed well worth it!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank cynwes
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Take a trip back in time while you explore these ancient cairns. Step inside the largest one and trace your fingers over carvings in the stones! Be sure to sit in the witch's seat too as you enjoy panoramic views of the rolling green countryside...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Mayryanna C
Reviewed 7 October 2018

The climb up the hill is so worth it! Bring a flashlight to see the amazing carvings on all the walls.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Karen M
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Very interesting experience. We arranged a guided tour with the megalithic centre. I think that made it much more interesting and worthwhile than to go alone as there is limited interpretive signage. We learned so much about the site and the history of the area....More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Tango-7
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

We missed the Neolithic ruins closer to the coast but a helpful young man at the Oldcastle House Hotel suggested this was worthy of a look. Don't forget to pickup the keys beforehand from the Loughcrew Gardens team.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Bill B
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Lakeside Manor Hotel
660 reviews
9.12 km away
Hotel Castlepollard
128 reviews
14.30 km away
Crover House Hotel & Golf Club
451 reviews
15.07 km away
Headfort Arms Hotel
765 reviews
15.75 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 6 nearby restaurants
Loughcrew Megalithic Centre
79 reviews
.64 km away
The Forge Restaurant
115 reviews
6.72 km away
Caffrey's Bar
80 reviews
4.46 km away
Loughcrew Coffee Shop
63 reviews
3.99 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 10 nearby attractions
Belvedere House Gardens & Park
495 reviews
12.66 km away
Cavan County Museum
206 reviews
14.85 km away
The Caman Inn
6 reviews
14.93 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
86HelenL
24 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Rosemary27652 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Donald My espouse is the same as the previous one. I was a visitor and don't manage the site. I suggest you look at the site's web-site and / or contact the site direct. Kind regards Rosemary
0
Votes