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Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns

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“passage tomb”(19 reviews)
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
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 6 November 2008

Agree with all Pacifica traveler has written. This is a superb spot hidden away in a corner of co. Meath, near the town of Oldcastle. We visited in August 2008, and, during the summer months the Office of Public Works (OPW) has guides at the...More

5  Thank Sarnia G
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 October 2012

I hate giving such a bad rating, because Loughcrew Cairns were at the top of my must-see itinerary for Ireland. But when I drove up to the parking area, key in hand from the helpful woman at the tea room at Loughcrew Gardens, I found...More

4  Thank buymeaticket
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All reviews steep climb coffee shop passage tomb highest point well worth the effort own pace sunny day take your time breathtaking views stone carvings magical place county meath flash light well worth the trip tour group amazing site surrounding hills
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love visiting the 5500+ year old cairns, And have brought many friends and family to visit over the last few years. The site is amazing, plus the views (360° views) are wonderful. It's such a short walk up, but quite steep. Can be done...More

Thank Emser81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. Interesting history and great views. To get inside you need to collect a key from the nearby church.

1  Thank Ilneonoto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited here regularly. It's a lovely place for a walk, the view from the top is amazing. The history of the Cairns is a must see. The etchings on the stone are beautiful. Would highly recommend a visit here.

1  Thank 631niamhk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view from the hilltop across the valleys is alone worth the visit. The added benefit is the ability to see close up what our neolithic ancestors built over 5000 years ago and is still standing. Parking is available and its an easy 5-10 minute...More

Thank Dennis K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is absolutely out of this world great! It's quite a walk to get there, but our guide was so skilled with helping us understand how important this place is to history that the walk seemed well worth it!

1  Thank cynwes
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Take a trip back in time while you explore these ancient cairns. Step inside the largest one and trace your fingers over carvings in the stones! Be sure to sit in the witch's seat too as you enjoy panoramic views of the rolling green countryside...More

1  Thank Mayryanna C
Reviewed 7 October 2018

The climb up the hill is so worth it! Bring a flashlight to see the amazing carvings on all the walls.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Very interesting experience. We arranged a guided tour with the megalithic centre. I think that made it much more interesting and worthwhile than to go alone as there is limited interpretive signage. We learned so much about the site and the history of the area....More

2  Thank Tango-7
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

We missed the Neolithic ruins closer to the coast but a helpful young man at the Oldcastle House Hotel suggested this was worthy of a look. Don't forget to pickup the keys beforehand from the Loughcrew Gardens team.

1  Thank Bill B
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Visited Loughcrew monument and surrounding area. Very enjoyable. Especially enjoyable during early part of morning. Not many tourists, excellent views.

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Response from Rosemary27652 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Donald My espouse is the same as the previous one. I was a visitor and don't manage the site. I suggest you look at the site's web-site and / or contact the site direct. Kind regards Rosemary