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Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre

| Cruachan Ai Heritage Centre, Tulsk, Ireland
+353 71 963 9268
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We found a tale of Irish history and legends dating back thousands of years!

We went to see a piece of history dating back to before the Bronze Age (2,500 - 500 BC) and found a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DrewChef
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Amherst, MA
Magic & Myth

What a wonderful site. Do stop into the visitor centre and explore what treasure trove they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kelly-Irishlove
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Toronto
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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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“guided tour” (38 reviews)
“iron age” (17 reviews)
“queen maeve” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Cruachan Ai Heritage Centre, Tulsk, Ireland
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+353 71 963 9268
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"interested in irish history"
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"for sale"
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"fascinating history"
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"wealth of information"
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"county roscommon"
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"come alive"
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"excellent tour"
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"his enthusiasm"
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"well worth a visit"
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"story telling"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see a piece of history dating back to before the Bronze Age (2,500 - 500 BC) and found a tale, woven by our great guide (Michael) of Irish history and legends. These un-excavated mounds and other structures dating back thousands of years,...More

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CruachanAi, Front Office Manager at Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you DrewChef for the positive feedback. Michael will be delighted he brought the history of the area to life for you. It's also great feedback for the team that you had a great afternoon at Rathcroghan. Please do keep in touch with our upcoming...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful site. Do stop into the visitor centre and explore what treasure trove they have. Watch the informative video as well. We experienced the walk of Tara, encountered the Coronation stone of Tara, the Kings Seat, the mound of hostages. The views are...More

Thank Kelly-Irishlove
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CruachanAi, Front Office Manager at Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Kelly-Irishlove for the positive feedback. The team will be delighted you enjoyed exploring our visitor centre. Your highlighting of the in-house exhibition and of the site tour is great feedback for the team. We are so pleased you enjoyed the off site scenery...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed a tour of Rathcroghan and Oweynagat Cave today. Tour guide Daniel has vast knowledge of the history of the area and his interest in sharing that knowledge is very genuine. Would highly recommend the tour.More

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CruachanAi, Front Office Manager at Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Grainne37 for taking the time to give us such positive feedback. The team will be delighted you found Daniel's history sharing to be so enjoyable. We would like to thank you also for highly recommending our tour. Please do keep in touch with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great afternoon. Daniel our guide was really knowledgeable and bought the history to life for us. Much better than wandering around on our own.More

Thank Kerry B
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CruachanAi, Front Office Manager at Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Kerry B for the positive feedback. Daniel will be delighted you enjoyed the afternoon with him on the historical trail. The team are so thrilled he brought the stories to life for you. Please do keep in touch with our upcoming events and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful visit to Rathcrogan centre today. Also went to Owenynagcat cave. Michael our very knowledgeable and entertaining guide made the history and mythology come alive for us. We will have a closeness to Queen Mebh for evermore. I'm told that inside the cave...More

Thank Ann C
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CruachanAi, Front Office Manager at Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Ann C for for the positive feedback. Michael will be delighted you found him knowledgeable and entertaining. Its great you enjoyed the cave experience and all the mythology surrounding it. Please do keep in touch with our upcoming events and new exhibits by...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit this place whenever you are on the N5. A wonderful visitor Centre run by the local Community. Spotlessly clean, flowers and hanging baskets everywhere. Staff so helpful and friendly, or maybe I should say Volunteers. Alan was super, told us everything and made helpful...More

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CruachanAi, Front Office Manager at Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Kathrynmary169 for the positive feedback. The team will be delighted with this feedback especially the flowers being highlighted. It's great news you felt the staff where so helpful and friendly. Your mention of the Cafe being great value will also please Brian the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rathcroghan visitor centre is a must stop place on your journey to or from the midlands. The breakfast is guaranteed to set you up for the day. Food is well cooked and prepared, staff extremely efficient and friendly. Disable friendly and toilets available. Very good...More

Thank Tony L
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CruachanAi, Front Office Manager at Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the positive feedback Tony L. This is great news for our Head Chef Brian and also for the team being so efficient and friendly. Please do keep in touch with our upcoming events and new exhibits by joining our social media profiles....More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came from Donegal for the day.Had a lovely bite to eat at visitors centre followed by tour (very impressed by Iron age and Medieval figures). Had an excellent site tour taking in Rathcroghan Mound and Oweynagat cave .It was nice to revisit the Queen Meabh...More

Thank Maire H
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CruachanAi, Front Office Manager at Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Maire H for the positive feedback. Firstly thank you for highlighting our Cafe it is great news for Brian our Head Chef that you had a lovely bite to eat. You also highly recommended our tour and gave Daniel 10 out of 10....More

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Wonderful interactive visitor Centre presentation. Queen Mebh , her story, her carriage and perhaps the places of value to the pre Christian community of Connacht. Owenagat ,a cave with Ogham script on lintel stone at entrance. Amazing to have this first hand experience of these...More

Thank Tom M
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CruachanAi, Front Office Manager at Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Tom M for the positive feedback. Its great news that you found the interactive presentation a wonderful way to start your tour and that Elaine excelled as your off-site tour guide later in the day. The team are delighted you enjoyed the Rathcroghan...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

My family and I have been so excited to visit this site-- needless to say our experience exceeded expectations! The visitor centre was friendly and welcoming. We started the day with an interactive tour that had accessible panels and videos which gave an overview of...More

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CruachanAi, Front Office Manager at Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you candrews1004 for the positive feedback. The team will be delighted to hear we exceeded your expectations at the site. Its great feedback that you found the staff both friendly and welcoming. It's great news that you really enjoyed the off-site part of the...More

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