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Rathcroghan Tours

Carrowreagh, Ireland
094 9870580
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Owner description: Guided tours of the ancient Celtic capital of Rathcroghan. An enigmatic landscape strewn with the burials of long forgotten Irish heroes and kings, home to queen Medb and the dwelling place of the Morrigan - goddess of battle. Rathcroghan has the highest density of earthworks in Europe. Rathcroghan Tours specialise in the mythology, spirituality and archaeology of this special pagan landscape. When you walk on Rathcroghan you are walking in the footsteps of the ancients.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I visited Rathcroaghan with my father a couple of weeks back. The site contains the remnants of a large, ancient ceremonial fort, dozens of burial mounds and an underground cave. The site is linked to the mythical Queen Medb of Connaught and the Cattle Raid of Cooley. Having visited many historic sites in the past, I didn't imagine an ancient... More

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Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

WOW, for starters!!! I was with a group of 12 spiritual travelers, both men and women. We all agreed that experiencing "The Cave of Cats" and our short time with Mike Croghan and his faithful sheepdog, Cara, was one of the best highlights of our 9 day trip! What an honor to be with this witty man who knows the... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

I'm still marinating in the experience of Oweynagat "The Cave of Cats." It's said to be an entrance to the Otherworld and fairy realms and was the birthplace of the Goddess Maebh. I read young warriors would decend into the cave and spend time there in the dark summoning courage & encountering the deities who resided within. I can honestly... More

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Fair Haven, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I recently hosted a study/tour of Ireland for psychotherapists researching the myths, symbolism and folklore of the country. Mike's tour was one of the highlights of our experience. He took us to the Cave of Cats which was a must-see on our itinerary when we conceptualized the trip. It was amazing!! A transformative experience was had by all. I highly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Our party of four spent the most fantastic day out with Mike. He brought us to some wonderful locations and spent practically the whole day with us. No rush or hurry he is all yours to guide you around this most magical place. The visit to the cave was a truly cool experience and he stories and knowledge were second... More

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Traveled to some unique locations ! Saw some amazing sites that mike truly made come alive with some stories of history.and humor.The caves were magical and we would never had known there locations without mikes knowledge.Hes fun and very informative and willing to adjust to anyone schedule! I hope we will be back soon to experience some more ancient sites... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

I took two different tours with Mike, one of the Rathcroghan area and one of the Sligo area, and both were simply incredible!! It was such a unique experience to be informed of the ancient mythology related to the very ground beneath our feet (or above our heads when in the cave!) Mike was really easy to talk with and... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

Rath Croghan is certainly off the beaten path for the typical Irish tourist spots but more than worth the effort to get there. For those interested in Irish Mythology and history it is a goldmine of sites steeped in history, where stories come alive. For those who simply want to experience a less-travelled part of this beautiful country, Rath Croghan... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

We had a really amazing day with our host Mike who brought us to the megalithic cairns of Carrowkeel which are set in stunningly scenic surroundings, as well as the mysterious caves of Keshcorran. He is very friendly and interesting and provided us with rich tales of the history and mythology of the areas. Highly recommended.

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Girona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

All we knew was that Mike Croghan had been recommended as a guide for the area, so we hired him for the day. Little did we expect to have such a knowledgeable, entertaining, and passionate guide for the Croghan area. His family has lived in the region for generations, and he made the landscape come alive with stories and legends.... More

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