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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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Cardio walk and climb

great cardio hill walk good footwear needed as walk is uphill and no level path gravel path to base gate only great when cave is open to tours by arrangement

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Kells, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

great cardio hill walk good footwear needed as walk is uphill and no level path gravel path to base gate only great when cave is open to tours by arrangement

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Loughcrew is definitely worth a visit. There are no visitor facilities. You get the key to Cairn T on Cairnbane East form the Loughcrew Gardens gift shop. It is just you and the cairns and the hilltop. Learn about the site before you go to fully understand its importance and magnitude.

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This was one of the highlights of our holiday. There is a short uphill walk to get there but it really isn't that hard. There are steps at the start and then a clear path all the way - it takes 10 minutes at most. Our six year old managed it with no difficulty (as did I and I'm really... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

wonderful up close experience.would do it again. Bring a jacket with hood,it can get very winding,the views were great

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Brought my friends here for a visit and they loved it.. my 4yr old came too and loved the story about the witch. The opw staff are amazing.so knowledgeable and always so friendly. The scenery and the history are amazing here and I always get a sense of awe when I visit here. I have been here a couple of... More 

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

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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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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