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Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns

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“coffee shop”(16 reviews)
“passage tomb”(20 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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All reviews steep climb coffee shop passage tomb highest point well worth the effort take your time own pace sunny day views are stunning stone carvings magical place county meath heritage centre well worth the trip flash light tour group amazing site
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Reviewed 20 November 2018

The tour was so interesting. The walk up the hill was breathtaking. The tea and scones was such a nice touch. Malachy was so helpful. Sarah was easy to converse with online and though phone calls. Everyone was so nice!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jean M
Reviewed 28 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Ilneonoto
Reviewed 26 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 631niamhk
Reviewed 17 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dennis K
Reviewed 17 October 2018

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!

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2018
2  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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Bill B
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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