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Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre

| Cruachan Ai Heritage Centre, Tulsk, Ireland
+353 71 963 9268
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A brilliant trip, allow time for the unique and interactive exhibition, coffee shop with appetizing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Helen L
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Interesting visit - enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide

We opted for the afternoon guided tour which included the cave. Our guide Mike was both... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John C
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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” (37 reviews)
“iron age” (16 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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"excellent tour"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A brilliant trip, allow time for the unique and interactive exhibition, coffee shop with appetizing menu, and afternoon tour including the cave. The cave can be a little muddy, yet it’s clean dirt!! Daniel our guide was a bit of an Oracle, expansively informed and...More

Thank Helen L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We opted for the afternoon guided tour which included the cave. Our guide Mike was both knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The cave was the highlight of our visit, but be prepared to get a bit muddy!

Thank John C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had driven by this place on so many occasions that I never paid any attention to it. Well I am glad I did.. I've called in twice for the food with the excellent menu and very tasty food and I looked at the exhibition...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting and informative visitor centre. Parking is on the roadside by visitor centre or car park across the road. The tour including a cave visit was great, Daniel the guide was a fabulous story teller. Take old clothing as you will get dirty in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was so quick to respond to queries on Facebook which was great for planning during my sister’s visit on the Easter Holiday weekend. We went to the site on Good Friday. We were so thrilled they were open and we were able to...More

Thank Shannon L
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

A great place to start a tour of Connaught - where the Kings and Queens of old held court. Visitor centre had great facilities and many great publications for sale

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

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 31 March 2018

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 20 February 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 20 January 2018 via mobile

My partner and I had the full breakfast during the week. I have to say it is an exceptional meal and so reasonably priced with beverages and toast and brown bread free. We were even brought some extra brown bread straight from the oven during...More

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