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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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Mikes Mystery tour

Our guide Mike brought us on a mystery tour of the Rathcroghan Royal sites. Stopping along the way... read more

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Longford, Ireland
Very Informative Experience.

This is a great way to spend an hour exploring Ireland's cultural and mythical past. Loved the... read more

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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cruachan Ai Heritage Centre | Roscommon, Co. Roscommon, Tulsk Eire, Ireland
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Reviewed today

Our guide Mike brought us on a mystery tour of the Rathcroghan Royal sites. Stopping along the way he gave a detailed account of the history and heritage associated with the various elements of the site. The piece de resistance was 'Oweynagat' where we were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great way to spend an hour exploring Ireland's cultural and mythical past. Loved the stories on screen as well as the reports on the digs carried out at the site. Not all areas are open to the public without prior consent from...More

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Reviewed February 20, 2018

First time doing the site tour and found it fantastic, loved delving into the History and mythology of ancient Ireland and Mick was an amazing guide even in the crazy weather didn't stop him.. Daniel and the team are a credit to the local area...More

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Reviewed November 6, 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

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Reviewed October 28, 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

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Reviewed October 25, 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
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Reviewed October 14, 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
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Reviewed October 3, 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

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Reviewed October 2, 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

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Reviewed October 2, 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

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