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Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns

Slieve na Caillaigh Hills | Loughcrew, Oldcastle, Ireland
+353 86 721 6614
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“steep climb” (9 reviews)
“passage tomb” (17 reviews)
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Slieve na Caillaigh Hills | Loughcrew, Oldcastle, Ireland
+353 86 721 6614
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited on a rainy, windy, day, and it was still fabulous. It's definitely worth the trudge up the hill--I'm out of shape and it took me 25 minutes, including two stops to catch my breath. At the top I could see vague shapes of...More

Thank JRMNebraska
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

nice climb to top with sheep around..... What a view at top. Camp site nice..busy with tents. Facilities very good...games room, kitchen ..hob..sink..charge points. Cafe .. Wee shop

Thank George G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here with 4 children. It is about a 15 / 20 minute walk uphill to the site from the entrance. The site has 1 well preserved Cairn and several others which have been damaged over time. The views are stunning and well worth...More

Thank Louise_M3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Depending on your fitness and mobility levels it may take you 15/25 minutes to get to the top, as the marked route across the fields is steep enough, but gradual (see my photos). But it is worthwhile, as the views from the summit are beautiful,...More

Thank fenlaDublin
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The walk up the hill to the Cairns is a lovely challenge but so worth it when you get to see the uninterrupted views of 18 counties of Ireland. To be able to access a 5000 year old cairn and step into history is a...More

Thank Neasa H
Reviewed 6 August 2017

If you like the idea of wandering about a site of ancient importance, and maybe getting a guide/tour to help interpret it, this is the place. No real visitor center or organization, more like old times. Not crowded, nice hike up a hill to see...More

Thank tak309
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The walk to the tombs takes about 15 minutes and is a very steep climb, but definitely worth it. There was a guide at the entrance to the tomb who let people borrow flashlights and ensured not too many entered at once. It rained a...More

Thank bradziker1
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Fantastic. Absolutely loved this historical site, it was recommended by a complete stranger and so glad I listened to them. Loved how it is a bit off the grid!

Thank Maeve H
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful ancient site - well preserved & well worth a visit. Might not be as visually attractive as the pyramids in Egypt (or even Newgrange in the same county) but the history dates back to a similar era so you do get that sense of...More

Thank Eoin09
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic experience at the Cairn. The kids were in awe of the story of the witch and the hags wishing chair. Lovely views and a manageable walk up the hill.

Thank Elaine J
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