Loughcrew Cairns

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Loughcrew Cairns
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Historic Walking Areas
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Loughcrew Cairns are one of Meaths best kept secerts.The monumnets date back to 3.500BC and loughcrew tombs offer guided tours throughout these historic hills.
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Chastidyi
Seymour, TN314 contributions
Friends
My husband, aunts, and I went to Loughcrew on our holiday to Ireland. I was glad I packed some tennis shoes (I’m normally in flip flops) for the hike up to the top. It was somewhat physically challenging since it seemed like we were going straight up, but the view was worth it. We poked around a bit until it was time for the tour, and we really enjoyed learning from the guide. Would definitely do it again.
Written 25 July 2022
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mihaela s
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Friends
We visited the place during our camping and the place is amazing. We're lucky to get a tur guide.
The view is very beautiful and worth the 10 min climbing.
Written 13 July 2022
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CaseyBe
London, UK163 contributions
Couples
It's a bit out of the way and you have to climb uphill but it's worth it.
We went during OPW opening hours and had a fantastic tour with Felim (hope I spelt that right) who was very knowledgeable and described all the tombs, the lumps and bumps in the ground, the landscape around the hill and showed us the decorated stones. Marvellous.
Written 12 July 2022
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Sam3314
Derby, UK1,777 contributions
Interesting cairn. Lovely views. This is a bit off the beaten track. There is a small car park near the top of the hill and then it is a steep climb to the cairn, however you can take it gradually and is achievable even by the relatively unfit. The views are incredible so plenty of excuse to 'enjoy the view'. There are a couple of information boards to explain what you are looking at. When you get to the cairn, do stop and look down the passageway to the stone at the end of the passage (torch useful) as the artwork is impressive.
Written 25 November 2021
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Trac G
Dugopolje, Croatia492 contributions
Solo
Frequent walker of Loughcrew. My favourite place. Beautiful spectacular views especially on a clear day. Great place for family friends or solo. All ages. Free plentiful parking. Narrow roads to and from Loughcrew so cautious driving should be heeded for walkers, dogs and other vehicles.
Written 11 October 2021
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Laura M
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Family
Excellent day out with amazing view . When you reach the top not a long walk at all you sit on the hags chair then walk around the cairn 3 times an your wish comes true . So remember to bring a flower for the hag . I visited for the first time this year never heard about it before an definitely will go back . Glamping close by . An if you just go past the glamping site there's a house with the most amazing garden full of the oddest funny stuff owned by a lively couple we talked to them briefly .
Written 28 July 2021
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Dawn T
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
Now this is more like it, what a find, and less than an hour from Dublin. Its a bit of a hike to the top, but once you get there , the views are simply to die for. Its a pity one cannot enter the actual chamber, but that aside, there is so much to take in and you really do get a feeing of travelling back in time. And guess what ? it's actually free to visit, as it is run by the O.P.W. . There is also a visitor centre nearby and I believe they also offer small guided tours.If you have a passion for all things ancient, you will not be disappointed here.
Written 25 June 2021
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Carol D
Ireland16 contributions
Amazing site to visit. The views are stunning. Great guides at the top to give you all the history and info about the cairns. Just fab.
Written 15 June 2021
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Mags
60 contributions
Couples
Bit of a steep climb to the top but the views are totally worth it. Pretty cool passage tomb at the top and interesting stone circles around the tomb. It's definitely worth the hike!
Written 25 April 2021
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,548 contributions
Solo
I thoroughly enjoyed a visit to Loughcrew today, resplendent as it was in the winter sunshine. I'm lucky to have this gem within my county during these times of Covid- restricted travels.
There are about 25 Cairns in the hills here, Cairn T being the biggest, best preserved and most visible. They date from neolhthic times, 4000-2500bc.
It is a short walk up the steep grassy hillside along a marked path. It is steep but it will be no problem for those with any sort of fitness or mobility. There are no dangerous drops or loose rocks so trainers or sturdy shoes will suffice.
There is a small car park at the base but no other facilities and it is free to enter the site.
Written 29 December 2020
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