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Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre

| Cruachan Ai Heritage Centre, Tulsk, Ireland
+353 71 963 9268
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Home style cooking.

Rathcroghan visitor centre is a must stop place on your journey to or from the midlands. The... read more

Reviewed today
Tony L
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Westport, Ireland
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A great day.

Came from Donegal for the day.Had a lovely bite to eat at visitors centre followed by tour (very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Maire H
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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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“guided tour” (38 reviews)
“iron age” (16 reviews)
“queen maeve” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Cruachan Ai Heritage Centre, Tulsk, Ireland
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+353 71 963 9268
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"guided tour"
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"iron age"
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"queen maeve"
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"guide daniel"
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"bronze age"
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"interested in irish history"
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"for sale"
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"fascinating history"
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"wealth of information"
in 5 reviews
"county roscommon"
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"excellent tour"
in 10 reviews
"his enthusiasm"
in 5 reviews
"come alive"
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"story telling"
in 4 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 13 reviews
"small museum"
in 5 reviews
"coffee shop"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Rathcroghan visitor centre is a must stop place on your journey to or from the midlands. The breakfast is guaranteed to set you up for the day. Food is well cooked and prepared, staff extremely efficient and friendly. Disable friendly and toilets available. Very good...More

Thank Tony L
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came from Donegal for the day.Had a lovely bite to eat at visitors centre followed by tour (very impressed by Iron age and Medieval figures). Had an excellent site tour taking in Rathcroghan Mound and Oweynagat cave .It was nice to revisit the Queen Meabh...More

Thank Maire H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful interactive visitor Centre presentation. Queen Mebh , her story, her carriage and perhaps the places of value to the pre Christian community of Connacht. Owenagat ,a cave with Ogham script on lintel stone at entrance. Amazing to have this first hand experience of these...More

Thank Tom M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I have been so excited to visit this site-- needless to say our experience exceeded expectations! The visitor centre was friendly and welcoming. We started the day with an interactive tour that had accessible panels and videos which gave an overview of...More

Thank candrews1004
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a very sunny and hot day visiting Rathcroghan. The interpretive is so user friendly and the short films really set the tone for the tour. We had lunch in the restaurant and the quality of food was really great. Our guide (Daniel I...More

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much to take in, well worth the visit and we were made to feel so welcome. Read a little about it before you visit as there is a lot to understand.

Thank lincolnshirelady2017
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

A brilliant trip, allow time for the unique and interactive exhibition, coffee shop with appetizing menu, and afternoon tour including the cave. The cave can be a little muddy, yet it’s clean dirt!! Daniel our guide was a bit of an Oracle, expansively informed and...More

Thank Helen L
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

We opted for the afternoon guided tour which included the cave. Our guide Mike was both knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The cave was the highlight of our visit, but be prepared to get a bit muddy!

Thank John C
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

I had driven by this place on so many occasions that I never paid any attention to it. Well I am glad I did.. I've called in twice for the food with the excellent menu and very tasty food and I looked at the exhibition...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Very interesting and informative visitor centre. Parking is on the roadside by visitor centre or car park across the road. The tour including a cave visit was great, Daniel the guide was a fabulous story teller. Take old clothing as you will get dirty in...More

Thank Galeo7
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CruachanAi, Front Office Manager at Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank You Galeo for the positive feedback. We are so pleased you found the experience both interesting and informative. Daniel will be very happy you approved of his storytelling and also that you enjoyed the cave experience. Please do keep in touch with our upcoming...More

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