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Rathcroghan Royal Site

Cruachan Ai Heritage Centre | Roscommon, Co. Roscommon, Tulsk Eire, Ireland
+353 71 963 9268
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For visitors and locals - this is a 'must visit' heritage site in Ireland

We arrived on 1st November @10.15 am with a 5 year old, a 7 year old and a 9 year old to... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Galway, Ireland
Thank you Michael for such a fantastic tour you brought Rathcroghan to life . Thoroughly enjoyed every minute

Not to be missed . Excellent such an interesting place . Michael really brings to life the history... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Oldcastle, Ireland
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Rathcroghan, in County Roscommon, is the hidden heart of the West of Ireland. When you visit this area, just off the N5 Dublin to Westport road, you can experience the home of Celtic Warrior Queen Maeve, the Goddess Morrigan, the Cattle Raid of Cooley, and seat of Gaelic Royalty – this is the Land of Legends for over 5,000 years. Here you can walk in the footsteps of the ancestors, imagine yourself transported back through time to the age of warriors and heroes, and enjoy this fascinating slice of Irish Heritage.The Rathcroghan Complex, with over 200 ancient monuments, is the historical royal capital of Connacht, Ireland’s Western province. We have been nominated to World Heritage Status, and Rathcroghan Visitor Centre offers a BRAND NEW Rathcroghan and Medieval Tulsk exhibition (open April 2014) with fully insured guided tours tailored to suit you; whether your interest is History, Genealogy, Literature, Archaeology, Heritage, Spirituality, or Mythology. Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, in the Medieval village of Tulsk, provides professional guided tours with a qualified historian/archaeologist; plus self-guide information, maps and advice; family friendly activities, workshops and special events, and full café facilities. You can shop for unique hand crafted gifts, an unparalleled specialist book selection, and expert advice no matter what your interest in Irish Culture, History or Heritage.
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“iron age” (16 reviews)
“queen maeve” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Cruachan Ai Heritage Centre | Roscommon, Co. Roscommon, Tulsk Eire, Ireland
+353 71 963 9268
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

We arrived on 1st November @10.15 am with a 5 year old, a 7 year old and a 9 year old to Rathcroghan visitor centre. I wasn't sure how long the kids were going to be interested. It was non stop from the moment we...More

Thank telltalesireland
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Not to be missed . Excellent such an interesting place . Michael really brings to life the history and mythology of Rathcroghan . Thoroughly recommend a visit to this important national treasure . and to top it all a cat turned up at the entrance...More

Thank tinahalpin
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

I arrived at Tulsk at 11:50, tour of site was due to start at 12:00, and it did. Firstly I do not do guided tours but it was conveyed to me from some local folk that to enter the cave on one's own was not...More

Thank Samhsin
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Anywhere else in the world … this would be World Heritage Listed, and a major tourist attraction. One day (maybe sooner rather than later), it will be given the World Heritage status it deserves. Before that happens, come and experience …. sheep wandering over the...More

Thank Almostgreynomad
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Thanks to Daniel our tour guide and his wealth of information, the guided tour is one of the best I have been on. If you live in Ireland or are visiting I would highly recommend a trip to Tulsk. As a previous review said, 'the...More

Thank suzannepop
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I had visited the Rathcroghan Visitor Centre at Cruachan Ai, in Tulsk on previous occasions over quite a few years, this past month I stopped in for the Exhibit which was excellent, I was so inspired to get back out and revisit the Royal Sites...More

1  Thank Kesh_grammy
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The Tulsk are is dotted with various Iron and Bronze age sites. This is the center of the Royal house of Connacht and the O'Connor castle is not far. You are told of all the nearby sites some accessible and others not as they are...More

Thank P3902RQwilliamp
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Had a fabulously informative and inspiring guided tour with Daniel who made (pre)history and folklore come to life for us. Well worth a visit, recommend taking the guided tour that really makes the visit!

Thank horseyursi
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Mike is a wealth of knowledge, a gifted teacher and very passionate to share it. If you can manage it, the Oweynagat cave is a must do experience. Fantastic!

Thank fraser168
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Take a step back through time thousands of years. If you really want to understand Ireland this is a place you have to stop. The wealth of knowledge is amazing.

Thank Melanie S
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Well, I'm not sure but if you give them a call they may just have someone who is bilingual.