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Rathcroghan Royal Site

Cruachan Ai Heritage Centre, Tulsk | Roscommon, Co. Roscommon, Tulsk, Ireland
+353 71 963 9268
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Tulsk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Travelling across Ireland, we had pencilled Rathcroghan as a 'maybe' on our list of places to visit. On a whim we decided to drop in and boy were we glad we did! Firstly, the centre itself is wonderful on the inside. Although the exhibition wasn't officially launched (it is now), we were offered a sneak peek inside and me and... More

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Carlow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Having arrived at the visitor's centre, we went out to a few of the sites and looked around for ourselves at the main Rathcroghan Mound, another mound and the nearby Oweynagat Cave. After a gander we went back and had a look around the excellent and informative visitor's centre and, thoroughly intrigued by the mysterious and wondrous site, the home... More

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I have visited this site numerous times over the last few years and each time there is some new information, exhibit and features. When I visited in 2010 they were in the process of doing archaeological excavations and now that those are complete (for now!), they have updated and expanded the museum with this wealth of new information. If you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I have passed Tulsk so many times without visiting the centre there and I'm thrilled I did. Niamh - the archaeologist and guide is a bubbly, intelligent fountain of knowledge with an unselfish desire to ensure I got to see the sites of Rathcroghan and understand their significance. To understand Irish prehistory it is a must to consider what these... More

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stopped by the Visitor Centre first and were treated to a story telling of Kings and Queens and ancient myths. The staff was so helpful and gave us directions for exploring the site. The land is beautiful, the mounds ancient and the people around the site are friendly and helpful. Don't miss this amazing piece of Irish history!

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Roscommon, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The Visitor Centre will be much improved when the upgrade of the exhibition space is complete in April 2014. The site itself is massive and entails driving to various points to grasp the enormity of the 5,000-year-old earthworks. Accompanied by the Educational Officer who detailed the facts and the myths on a wet, wild and windy day in late February,... More

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Stop at the Cruachan Ai Heritage Centre to pick up a map and driving directions first, then explore the lovely rural boreens into the lush hillsides and visit the storied earthwork monuments of a time of kings and queens. Learn the mythology of the epic "Cattle Raid of Cooley," and the folklore of the magical Cave of the Cats. The... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stopped on our way back from westport and were a little disappointed that the exhibition wasn't open at the minute. They are undergoing a major upgrade at the moment. But the tourguide gave a great presentation nonetheless. We'll definitely be coming back for the opening of the new exhibition in April!

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Roscommon, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Historical , cultural, and Archaeological centre, guided tours, mystical experience, featuring Queen Medbh and local historical cultural sites. Roscommon is full of history and mythology, which brings the traveller local and tourist into another realm, a vibrant past place, where you can just visit, book a tour, Rathcroghan Royal Site will bring another dimension to your time spent there, revealing... More

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Rathcroghan the power of passion, the place where I met the fairies! Magical, mysterious, mythological tour.

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