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Rathcroghan Royal Site

Address: Cruachan Ai Heritage Centre, Tulsk | Roscommon, Co. Roscommon, Tulsk Eire, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 71 963 9268
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Tulsk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Traveler Resources, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Rathcroghan, in County Roscommon, is the hidden heart of the West of Ireland. When you visit this...
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Type: Historic Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Traveler Resources, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Rathcroghan, in County Roscommon, is the hidden heart of the West of Ireland. When you visit this area, just off the N5 Dublin to Westport road, you can experience the home of Celtic Warrior Queen Maeve, the Goddess Morrigan, the Cattle Raid of Cooley, and seat of Gaelic Royalty – this is the Land of Legends for over 5,000 years. Here you can walk in the footsteps of the ancestors, imagine yourself transported back through time to the age of warriors and heroes, and enjoy this fascinating slice of Irish Heritage.The Rathcroghan Complex, with over 200 ancient monuments, is the historical royal capital of Connacht, Ireland’s Western province. We have been nominated to World Heritage Status, and Rathcroghan Visitor Centre offers a BRAND NEW Rathcroghan and Medieval Tulsk exhibition (open April 2014) with fully insured guided tours tailored to suit you; whether your interest is History, Genealogy, Literature, Archaeology, Heritage, Spirituality, or Mythology. Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, in the Medieval village of Tulsk, provides professional guided tours with a qualified historian/archaeologist; plus self-guide information, maps and advice; family friendly activities, workshops and special events, and full café facilities. You can shop for unique hand crafted gifts, an unparalleled specialist book selection, and expert advice no matter what your interest in Irish Culture, History or Heritage.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

It was great to see the ancient sites at Rathcroghan and learn about medieval Tulsk. Even though it was off season, our tour guide was happy to take us on a tour of the sites (despite the wind and rain) and was very informative. It takes about two hours to go from the visitors center around to all the monuments.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A really interesting place to visit. The guide was extremely friendly and very knowledgeable with an enthusiasm that is infectious. It offers a great insight into ancient Ireland and Irish mythology all told in a fun and relevant way.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The info centre was very interesting to set the context for the history and culture surrounding the site. You definitely should do a guided tour since the actual sites are a bit spread out and I think would be difficult to find otherwise. Also, they are big grassy mounds so without an explanation would be hard to understand in terms... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This tour was surprisingly informative and fun. We learned a lot about the mound at Rathcrogan and its place in Irish history. The tourguidess was very friendly and told us a lot about the Tain, a must read story for everyone interested in Irish history!

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This was a really great place. I enjoyed all the information in the visitor centre & while my kids didn't settle into it well (11 & 13), there were two excellent audio visual programs that were interesting & gave the basic information. The highlight was the guided tour -- we went to 3 sites & heard the tales from about... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This was our third visit to Cruachan Ai Heritage Centre, and we were interested to see the way the displays and audiovisual presentations have developed over the last five years. Unfortunately we didn't have time to take a tour to the royal sites, which would undoubtedly have been worthwhile even through we've visited some of them before on our own.... More 

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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is a long overdue report. I visited here in February 2014. The day was damp and cold. However, the interpretive centre was very interesting. The guide was excellent and brought us on a tour of the various sites in the locality. He was very knowledgeable and informative. Enjoyed the trip and learned a lot about our ancient history. Also... More 

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My family and I went to Rathcroghan and had a wonderful time touring the sites and visiting the interactive center. Our tour was outstanding - we saw where Queen Mebd ruled, the fort of the bulls and descended into the Cave of the Cats (the origins of Halloween). I would highly recommend the tour to anyone, especially those whose family... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

It's a nice place, well worth a trip out. The displays where interesting and informative, the food was good and the staff were very helpful friendly people. I'd go again.

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Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I visited Rathcroghan as part of Heritage week with my children and I can't recommend this attraction highly enough. The interpretive centre is excellent with interesting audio visual and lifelike exhibits. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about their subject and our guide really made the landscape come alive for us with stories and tales, a seamless mix of... More 

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