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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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A Fantatsic Mix of Archaeology and Myths and Legends of Ancient Ireland

This is a must see site for anyone interested in learning about society in Ancient Ireland and its... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dublin, Ireland
Can't believe this isn't a UNESCO world heritage site!

The Rathcroghan area is a jewel in Ireland's mythological and historical crown. On par with (and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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
Cruachan Ai Heritage Centre | Roscommon, Co. Roscommon, Tulsk Eire, Ireland
+353 71 963 9268
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Reviewed 6 days 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 6 days 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being residents of Connacht and having read "The Ulster Cycle" which deals with the lives of Queen Medb, the province's ruler two thousand years ago, the heroics of such warriors as Cuchulainn and epic tales like The Cattle Raid of Cooley and The Champion's Portion...More

1  Thank brian g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Daniel was our very knowledgable guide. We learned about the history of the area and even got to crawl into the nearby cave. This area is filled with amazing historical and spiritual sites. Thank you for the in depth tour in a very beautiful part...More

1  Thank drbfrain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A pleasant little interpretative centre and small cafe prepare you for a guided tour of the area's extremely important, impressive, and numerous archaeological sites, ranging from 5000 to a mere 1000 years old. Guided tours by professional (and amiable) archaeologists who put the grassy mounds...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was brought up just a few miles from Tulsk and with the story of Queen Madb and the legends surrounding her life. I now live much further away so it was nice to come back and visit the area that I come from and...More

1  Thank Mary S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visitors' centre is very well presented with masses of information about the site. It was great preparation for the guided tour with Mike. He made the history come alive out on the sites with a blend of historical and geological facts and folklore whilst...More

1  Thank HarryM176
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7 August 2016|
Response from | Reviewed this property |
Well, I'm not sure but if you give them a call they may just have someone who is bilingual.