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Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns

Slieve na Caillaigh Hills | Loughcrew, Oldcastle, Ireland
+353 86 721 6614
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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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Slieve na Caillaigh Hills | Loughcrew, Oldcastle, Ireland
+353 86 721 6614
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The walk up the hill to the Cairns is a lovely challenge but so worth it when you get to see the uninterrupted views of 18 counties of Ireland. To be able to access a 5000 year old cairn and step into history is a...More

Thank Neasa H
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like the idea of wandering about a site of ancient importance, and maybe getting a guide/tour to help interpret it, this is the place. No real visitor center or organization, more like old times. Not crowded, nice hike up a hill to see...More

Thank tak309
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk to the tombs takes about 15 minutes and is a very steep climb, but definitely worth it. There was a guide at the entrance to the tomb who let people borrow flashlights and ensured not too many entered at once. It rained a...More

Thank bradziker1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic. Absolutely loved this historical site, it was recommended by a complete stranger and so glad I listened to them. Loved how it is a bit off the grid!

Thank Maeve H
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful ancient site - well preserved & well worth a visit. Might not be as visually attractive as the pyramids in Egypt (or even Newgrange in the same county) but the history dates back to a similar era so you do get that sense of...More

Thank Eoin09
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic experience at the Cairn. The kids were in awe of the story of the witch and the hags wishing chair. Lovely views and a manageable walk up the hill.

Thank Elaine J
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

I went to Cairn T in June for the 1st time in about 6 years. It's an incredible place which you must see if your in County Meath. The tombs are approx 5,300 years old which is incredible, the art on the stones are very...More

Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I wasn't quite sure what to expect. We hiked upa hillsidefor about 15-20 minutes. Came across a few of these structures. We're able to go inside one using a flaslight that was provided. Saw what was carved onto the walls. Really interesting. Imagined what Pagan...More

Thank travelsnearandfar
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

As this is the highest point in County Meath I wished here as part of trying to visit all of the county tops in the country. It was a rather overcast day when I visited so I unable to clearly see the 18 counties you...More

Thank Paul O
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

One of the most peaceful beautiful places i have been with our caravan. The owner of the campsite Niall was very friendly and helpful. Facilities were good. Hot showers. Games room. Cafe and playground for the kids. I would strongly suggest this place for your...More

Thank chemicalelement
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