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“Beautiful and Interesting”

Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns
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US$17.91*
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Loughcrew Megalithic Walking Tour in Oldcastle
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US$47.77*
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Ireland's Ancient East Day Trip from Dublin including Boyne Valley
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Oldcastle
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed 21 October 2012

Went with a tour. The hill you walk up is a bit steep and is not for everyone. Tons of sheep roaming about and cattle nearby. You get very nice views from the top of the entire countryside and a lake(forget the name?). The tombs/cairns are very interesting but i would recommend going with a group/guide if you haven't done any reading or research beforehand.

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Reviewed 20 October 2012

Stunning views all around. Worth a look. Would be good to go with a guide to point out the different counties.

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Reviewed 1 October 2012

I hate giving such a bad rating, because Loughcrew Cairns were at the top of my must-see itinerary for Ireland. But when I drove up to the parking area, key in hand from the helpful woman at the tea room at Loughcrew Gardens, I found 2 parked cars that had been broken into. When the occupants of one of those cars appeared, they didn't appear too upset about it, which gave me an uncomfortable feeling. So I left, having seen none of this wonderful site I'd read so much about.

So my rating is just to be a warning to people: If you visit during the off-season, there's nothing to keep someone from breaking into your car too. I guess if you leave nothing inside and leave the doors unlocked, perhaps your car will be spared? The individuals I met whose car had been broken into had also left credit cards behind, in a bag in the trunk, hidden from view. And that was taken too. Just not worth the risk.

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Reviewed 21 September 2012

the walk up to it & the views there is a key available for the megalithic tomb fro house at the bottom of the hill, get the key before you go up!!

1  Thank 285johnjw
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

Watch out for the opening times, I arrived just after they closed the main mound entrance for the day but it still never took away a wonderful experience. Photos in Black and White or Sepa are best

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