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Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns

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Address: Slieve na Caillaigh Hills | June - August Guides on Site. Rest of Year Key in Loughcrew Coffee Shop, Oldcastle, Ireland
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Free entry ! Guides at the cairn top, with flashlights to allow you to enter the tomb. Small but 4 able to sit inside and view the tomb art. Only downside was that the guides were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Free entry ! Guides at the cairn top, with flashlights to allow you to enter the tomb. Small but 4 able to sit inside and view the tomb art. Only downside was that the guides were perfunctory in terms of information shared, and since we had been to Newgrange, they felt we needed no further facts of interest. A little... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It was a thrill to be able to get up close to such an ancient site! The guide gave us a lot of really interesting information and we were the only people there early in the morning, so we had the entire place to ourselves. It was an unforgettable experience.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Incredible history and stunning scenery. On a clear day you can see 18 counties from Loughcrew. I believe it gets a little busy at the weekend but mid-week you will probably have the passage tomb to yourself. Bring a torch.

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Meath, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Off the beaten track but worth the detour! This megalithic site is older than Newgrange but practically undiscovered by tourists and so makes for a very enjoyable and relaxed experience. A not too strenuous climb will bring you to the Cairn (and the highest point in County Meath) where you can see around 18 counties on a clear day. You... More 

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The Colony, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is well worth the visit. The views from the hill are stunning, and the ancient tomb is such an interesting place to see.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I visited here on a tour and we were not told that you will need to be very physically fit to hike the extremely steep hill that goes on forever! There is no path or steps. I am young and hike and walk regularly and this walk was horrible and I tweeked my knee coming down. With that said. Bring... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

There is a board in the (free) parking lot giving some history of the site and if you aren't with a guided tour, this will be your only chance to understand what you are about to experience. The walk is quite steep, and requires some effort, but the views from the top are incredible! The main cairn is amazing and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Not easily accessible but a trip to this region would not be complete without visiting this amazing site, make the effort it's well worth it. The guide was excellent, cheerful and a mine of information. Walk in the steps of the ancients from 5,000 years ago, the views of 18 counties alone are worth the journey. One of the highlights... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Visited the cairns at Loughcrew on a Celtic Heritage Bus Tour from Dublin in May 2015. It is quite a hike up the hill to the top and could be difficult for less fit (like me) or physically impaired people. Well worth the effort though. Great carvings inside and wonderful views of the countryside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

If you like ancient history do not miss the opportunity to visit the Cairns to get an insight in the skill of our ancient ancestors. A key to the main Cairn is available from Loughcrew subject to a €50 deposit. Make sure you do not get stuck keeping the gate open for other visitors - they will assume that if... More 

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Address: Address: Slieve na Caillaigh Hills | June - August Guides on Site. Rest of Year Key in Loughcrew Coffee Shop, Oldcastle, Ireland
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Meath  >  Oldcastle

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