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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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Deserves World Heritage listing ..... absolutely brilliant tour ...

Anywhere else in the world … this would be World Heritage Listed, and a major tourist... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
Guided Archaeological & Mythology Tour

Thanks to Daniel our tour guide and his wealth of information, the guided tour is one of the best I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Longford, Ireland
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Cruachan Ai Heritage Centre | Roscommon, Co. Roscommon, Tulsk Eire, Ireland
+353 71 963 9268
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Anywhere else in the world … this would be World Heritage Listed, and a major tourist attraction. One day (maybe sooner rather than later), it will be given the World Heritage status it deserves. Before that happens, come and experience …. sheep wandering over the...More

Thank Almostgreynomad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks to Daniel our tour guide and his wealth of information, the guided tour is one of the best I have been on. If you live in Ireland or are visiting I would highly recommend a trip to Tulsk. As a previous review said, 'the...More

Thank suzannepop
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had visited the Rathcroghan Visitor Centre at Cruachan Ai, in Tulsk on previous occasions over quite a few years, this past month I stopped in for the Exhibit which was excellent, I was so inspired to get back out and revisit the Royal Sites...More

1  Thank Kesh_grammy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Tulsk are is dotted with various Iron and Bronze age sites. This is the center of the Royal house of Connacht and the O'Connor castle is not far. You are told of all the nearby sites some accessible and others not as they are...More

Thank P3902RQwilliamp
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Had a fabulously informative and inspiring guided tour with Daniel who made (pre)history and folklore come to life for us. Well worth a visit, recommend taking the guided tour that really makes the visit!

Thank horseyursi
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Mike is a wealth of knowledge, a gifted teacher and very passionate to share it. If you can manage it, the Oweynagat cave is a must do experience. Fantastic!

Thank fraser168
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Take a step back through time thousands of years. If you really want to understand Ireland this is a place you have to stop. The wealth of knowledge is amazing.

Thank Melanie S
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I was in the area for a family wedding, so I thought to visit Rathcroghan as I heard about it from others. I knew it was an important place in pre-christian Ireland. I did some research in order to have a good background and informed...More

Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We had read that this was an important site to visit and were inspired by the many excellent reviews on this site so we made a special detour to go there yesterday. When we arrived at 2.30 on a Sunday afternoon on the first weekend...More

Thank CathyC48
CruachanAi, Manager at Rathcroghan Royal Site, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Dear Cathy, Many thanks for taking the time to review Rathcroghan Visitor Centre. We are disappointed that you were unable to visit on the day, as we do not operate on Sundays in our close season, which begins in September. All of our opening times...More

Reviewed 1 September 2017

Had the honour of a expertly guided tour of the Rathcroghan historical site yesterday with my family after driving past a number of times. Two words: ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!! Led by Mike, the most knowledgeable, humorous and patient guide, we were provided with an insight into...More

1  Thank Ballyfeeny1
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Well, I'm not sure but if you give them a call they may just have someone who is bilingual.