Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre

Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, Tulsk: Hours, Address, Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre Reviews: 5/5

Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre

Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre
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Visitor Centres • Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Kildare, Ireland1 contribution
One not to be misses! A hidden Gem!
Oct 2021 • Family
This is somewhere you need to add to your "bucketlist".
It's like a hidden gem ...... as I realized in retrospect, there are people out there that are unaware of its existance!
A visit to Rathcroghan Centre is highly recommended, as it was most enjoyable.........I would highly recommend it for both individuals and schools alike! We had a magnificent lady as our guide and the children were captivated by her storytelling!. A huge thanks to the Lady!!!
Written 22 November 2021
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Réamonn Ó Ciaráin
Milford, UK17 contributions
Highly informative & entirely authentic
Nov 2021 • Family
Fantastic experience today. Many thanks to Daniel for inspirational multi-dimensional guided tour - highly informative & entirely authentic - delighted to enter Uaimh na gCat & thereby the otherworld. Amazing landscape, archeology & mythology as well as wonderful staff.
Written 8 November 2021
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Gina
Cocoa Beach, FL2 contributions
Rathcroghan
Nov 2021 • Friends
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the sites from mythological to historical. If you love history, mythology and archeology this is the tour, I cannot recommend it enough, a definite highlight of our trip.
Written 5 November 2021
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Marc G
Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium49 contributions
Brilliant
Oct 2021
Mike, sitting on his throne, showed us battles between Ireland's best warriors, painted us mytical creatures springing from the ground.
He drew from the unknown contents of a secret chamber, spells never heard before and led his followers down. Deeper und deeper in the Otherworld, and a better tour we will never have again.
Written 2 November 2021
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Gil
2 contributions
Great tour of Ireland's distant past
Nov 2021
Excellent tour. Elaine, our tour guide, was fantastic !. You have to go into the cave - beware its very muddy. You will need to either wear some over clothes or bring a change. The visitor centre is also an excellent resource with a couple of interesting videos. The team there are also very friendly.

We also had a fun standoff with a cow who managed to get onto the road 😊
Written 2 November 2021
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Deirdre and Katie
2 contributions
Oweynagat Cave tour
Oct 2021 • Friends
Really enjoyed our Halloween cave tour, Mike our guide was full of stories of old folklore on the cave and the surrounding area. You will get muddy so head the advice to dress accordingly, but it's well worth it. A fantastic unspoiled area of our ancient past.
Written 1 November 2021
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Karin
1 contribution
Ireland landscape brought to life !
Oct 2021
Mike clearly loves Archeology and Celtic legendry and passes it on to visitors with pure enthusiasm. I was hooked to every word. He made it interesting for children and adults alike. I'm still thinking of the life of times of Queen Mebh days after visiting and going down into the cave....scary but magic. Thanks
Written 31 October 2021
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Helena E
1 contribution
Home of halloween.
Oct 2021 • Couples
Helena and Aidan.

Had a really great experience at the cave. Mike gave a great tour and told some great stories. Would highly recommend this.
Written 29 October 2021
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Michael M
2 contributions
Halloween:the origin story
Oct 2021 • Family
A wonderful,informative and resonating tour. No commercial nonsense here. Just classic Irish storytelling,based on ancient facts and built around a trip to the other side. Highly recommended
Written 28 October 2021
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Isabelle M
1 contribution
Hallowe'en Cat Cave Tour
Oct 2021 • Family
Class tour! Excellent tour guide with some great stories. Cave was absolutely amazing and overall a brilliant experience, would highly recommend!
Written 28 October 2021
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