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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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A surprise in the middle of the fields

We were driving with no specific destination when we saw the sign for this megalithic crain. It was a sunny day which helped a lot. I have to say the view up the hill is just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were driving with no specific destination when we saw the sign for this megalithic crain. It was a sunny day which helped a lot. I have to say the view up the hill is just incredible. Really, it looks like you can see the whole country. I am really happy I found this place.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

One of the Boyne Valleys best kept secrets. A little off the beaten track compared to Bru na Boinne but a lovely drive to it none the less. Feels more like you're driving in the west of ireland with all the stone walls. The view from the top is lovely, probably as high as you can go in Meath. And... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Loughcrew Cairns and the Cailleach's Chair are a must see - as good, if not better than Newgrange, and none of the fuss.

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Mullingar, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Hidden gem, with knowledgeable and informative guides (Summer time only).On a clear day you can see 19 counties and the four provinces of Ireland from the top, and it's all for free! Don't be in this part of Ireland without making it your business to visit

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Loughcrew was one of our favorite sites in Ireland. This ancient site, which is largely intact and has not been excavated, offers visitors a glimpse into what life was like about 5,500 years ago (which is 2,000 more than the Egyptian pyramids). You can see original petroglyphs inside, which are fascinating. Only a few people are allowed inside the passage... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A Bit of the beaten track but not to much either. If you are into megalithic art and tombs this is a good site to visit, not as well know as new grange but very nice all the same, for the scenery its really nice you can see half of ireland from here, almost anyway and all the fields separated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A bit of up hill, up hill walk but once you make it to top, take a rest and then experience. Take your time, sit, absorb, enter and just be part.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I'have been here a number of times this summer and it is one of the most unique sites I have ever visited. A almost intact passage grave with extraordinary megalithic art and it's free to visit, the hike to the top of the hill is steep but do'able for most any interest in prehistory will be well rewarded by a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Loughcrew was quite interesting. They are dated from 3200 BC. It is not for the weak of stature. It is quite a long and steep hike, but is well worth the visit. There is a ranger at the entrance to the Cairn T who gives a great history and insight to the tombs. There is no entrance fee and is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Prior to visiting this you should look up the site up on your BOWSER. As previous reviewer mention, the sun aligns itself with the burial passage during the year. Where Newgrange is on the Winter Solstice, Loughcrew's burial chamber is illuminated by the sun on the Equinoxes. It would be well worth trying to arrange your visit for then if... More 

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