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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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Celtic Heritage Day Trip from Dublin: Boyne Valley, Hill of Tara...

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Spectacular megalithic tombs and views

With views over countless Irish counties it is clear why the Neolithic people picked this site. Interesting stone decorations in the tombs.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Maynooth, Ireland
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Maynooth, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

With views over countless Irish counties it is clear why the Neolithic people picked this site. Interesting stone decorations in the tombs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A bit of a hike from the car park. Steep climb but worth it for great views and amazing rock carvings. if you get the key from coffee shop in Lough Crew adventure centre you can let yourself in to the interior of the larger cairn/ passage tomb. So amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Newgrange et al is what everyone talks about in terms of passage tombs in Ireland, but we stopped at Loughcrew as part of a day tour through the Boyne Valley, and it was fascinating. It was definitely a hike up the hill, and inside the tomb itself is very small, but the view is outstanding, and there was nobody else... More 

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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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Salem, Oregon, United States
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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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