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Rathcroghan Royal Site

Cruachan Ai Heritage Centre | Roscommon, Co. Roscommon, Tulsk Eire, Ireland
+353 71 963 9268
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Ancient Monument, Amazing Guide

As a part of a small-group archeology-focused tour of central Ireland, my wife and I had the good... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Russell C
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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The most amazing guided tour back in time to the Iron Age

Our guide Daniel cast a spell over our small group of 5 and took us back to the time of the Iron... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kerrie E
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Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
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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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“iron age” (14 reviews)
“queen maeve” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cruachan Ai Heritage Centre | Roscommon, Co. Roscommon, Tulsk Eire, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As a part of a small-group archeology-focused tour of central Ireland, my wife and I had the good fortune to visit Rathcroghan and the Cave of Cats (aka Hell Gate). Although one could say "there is not much to see" at Rathcroghan, this monument of...More

Thank Russell C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our guide Daniel cast a spell over our small group of 5 and took us back to the time of the Iron Age, a slightly exaggerated but the explanations and stories explained on this tour gave you an insight into this period of time. I...More

Thank Kerrie E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Most interesting archeological site, very good guide, great experience - thanks a lot to Mike for this exellent tour! This place should be better known in public. I come from Austria and I am interested in Irish myths and archeology.

Thank Elisabeth S
Reviewed 5 days ago

I can't believe this place hasn't been picked as a UNESCO world heritage site. The amount of archaeological sites in the area is phenomenal. I went to visit Oweynagat as I am very interested in Irish Pagan Folklore, in particular the Morrigan, the Irish Goddess...More

Thank Ali_M_Cat
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went on the tour with Mike to the Rathcroghan site. His enthusiasm for ancient irish history is infectious and he is exceptionally well informed - an expert in this area. We enjoyed being reminded of the tales of the Tuatha de Dannan, Queen Maedhbh...More

Thank olearyedwina
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see site for anyone interested in learning about society in Ancient Ireland and its myths and legends. Our tour guide, Mike, was totally engaging and brimmed with enthusiasm for his topic. Given that the tour lasted over two hours, it was...More

1  Thank Cime65
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rathcroghan area is a jewel in Ireland's mythological and historical crown. On par with (and possibly even above) Newgrange in importance in lore, this area is rich with unspoiled and un-commercialized sites. I highly recommend the tour guides, Mike and Daniel. They are uniquely...More

1  Thank MGRees
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an awesome site to visit. Take the guided tour and be prepared to be swept away with the story of Queen Maeve. The guide is so informed and has his heart tied in.

1  Thank Becky B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent tour filled with the ancient history of Ireland and the mythological stories which continue to draw us in. The tour guide was extremely knowledgable easily able to answer questions with a knowledge rooted in archeology but with the ability to shift...More

1  Thank Veronica D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The venue is designed for people to walk around at their own pace. It is all on one level so no stairs involved. The staff were very helpeful and knowlegable. All the displays either had an audio visual presentation or a written description or both...More

1  Thank 234jah
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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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