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Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns
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Loughcrew Megalithic Walking Tour in Oldcastle
Ranked #1 of 7 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 October 17, 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. This is where we found out that you need everything to be waterproof.

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"highest point"
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"well worth the effort"
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"sunny day"
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"views are spectacular"
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"county meath"
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"stone carvings"
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Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed September 27, 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 there were some OPW tour guides waiting to pass on information about the monument. They were friendly and interested in their job. The guide gave each of us a chunky torch to use when we stepped inside the tomb. It is hard to believe that people are allowed to just get right in there and touch the carvings if they want etc as they are so old. The guide offered a good mix of folklore to engage the children as well as dates and facts. He also willingly took the time to point out the 18 counties visible from the top of the hill. Some other tourists arrived then and while the guide was busy they ignored the signs about not trampling up over the actual cairn. They climbed right up onto it which just shows their stupidity as they only ended up four or five feet higher than us on the highest point in the whole area. The guide spotted them and roared at them to get down. Good to see a bit of passion and interest in our culture and their job!

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Reviewed September 19, 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 nearby hills, along with rock tombs scattered across the landscape. A classic, unspoiled site in Ireland's Ancient East--keep it to yourself.

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Reviewed September 2, 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
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