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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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A great late-day visit

Beautiful views, very cool site. I wish I had been able to procure the key because I was the only person up there. At the cafe they gave me some info but did not mention a key.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views, very cool site. I wish I had been able to procure the key because I was the only person up there. At the cafe they gave me some info but did not mention a key.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I love it here it feels so magical up there. My boys love it too. They go inside with the torch and love to hear the story of the witch. Also a cuppa and slice of fresh cake in the thatched cottage Down the road always finishes the day off nicely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Spectacular! The cafe and gardens were beautiful and the people were very helpful and kind. Good food too. I can't wait to return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We always enjoy the walk up to the cairn, with the wonderful view at the top. This time we went inside to see the carvings. We really enjoyed it despite the weather

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Jackson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

After parking your car you have a short hike up a moderately inclined hill, and after following the path all the way you arrived at the gated in area that contains the Loughcrew Burial site. Inside there are a number of stone arrangements and carved out sections of land, but the main thing you will notice is the large stone... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

An amazing opportunity to see art carved by our ancestors. The site is a pleasant climb and is well worth the chance to enter into the tomb to see the intricate carvings. I have been twice. On the first occasion a very pleasant OPW staff member was there to edmit people. The second time in off season, we were given... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Beautiful experience on nice day r any day so long as there's no rain! Imagine 5000 year old monuments to walk beside and 350° views -stunning!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Arrived there during a rainstorm and had the entire place to ourselves. The walk up the hill was breathtaking and the ranger was very helpful. Visiting this place was one of my best experiences in Ireland.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

First Wednesday of August was free so set off to Newgrange which was fully booked so we decided to go to Loughcrew. Had no idea what to expect. We arrived and it was cold, heavy rain and strong winds. Despite the weather and the very long uphill walk to get there everyone had great fun. Kids loved the hike up... More 

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Swords, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

First off there seems to be a bit of confusiuon over the key to the Cairn. Follow the signs for Oldcastle - do NOT go to Loughcrew Gardens - instead follow the sign post for Loughcrew Megalithic. Its a steep, narrow road but bear with it. You'll hit a cute little Oldcastle Megalithic Centre. Cute little spot with a camp... More 

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