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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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“coffee shop” (16 reviews)
“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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the walk up the stairs and the hike to the top to see the Megalithic Cairns. They are supposed to be older than New Grange or Stonehenge. Outstanding views of the area, especially on a fine day.

Thank eileenb423
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loughcrew Cairns access insulates it a bit from being overrun. For many, it's modestly inconvenient both in the sense of away from traditional tourist routes as well as immediate access as in uphill climb. Nearby there are somewhat similar preservations much more accessible and surrounded...More

Thank preglad
Reviewed 17 October 2017

It was a very rainy day, but we braved the weather, signed out the key from the coffee shop, and saw a spectacular site. There is a tour bus that take people up there as well, but they also have to sign out a key....More

Thank Doug_and_Amy
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Well worth the walk to enjoy this magical place. The views from the top on a clear day are phenomenal ... breathtaking !

Thank Anne-Marie G
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We hadn't heard of this spot before booking our campsite. There is a steepish climb up from the parking area, but there were very few people around so it was easy to stop and have a look around. There is no charge for admission but...More

Thank mumdadthreekids
Reviewed 19 September 2017

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

1  Thank JRMNebraska
Reviewed 2 September 2017 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 31 August 2017

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 29 August 2017

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

2  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
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