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Rathcroghan Royal Site

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Address: Cruachan Ai Heritage Centre | Roscommon, Co. Roscommon, Tulsk Eire, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 71 963 9268
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Rathcroghan, in County Roscommon, is the hidden heart of the West of...
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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Exciting ancient stories & modern archaeology

My 8 year old daughter & I enjoyed this tour & the exhibition centre. Lovely shop & nice bright , clean cafe. Educational but fun too. Wellies good for the field!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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County Meath, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We had the lovely Mike as a tour guide and he told us all about the area. Very interesting and told with great passion and knowledge. Highly recommend it.

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Newcastle under Lyme
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

My 8 year old daughter & I enjoyed this tour & the exhibition centre. Lovely shop & nice bright , clean cafe. Educational but fun too. Wellies good for the field!

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Visited Rathcroghan as part of an exploration of neolithic and megalithic sites. The exhibition rooms and expert discussions led by Daniel Curley and his mates are rich, detailed and diverse stressing the thin boundaries between myth, legend and known fact. The ancient agricultural and archaeological sites included in our tour are well-defined and protected. Ratcroghan is a necessary piece in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a site that is dispersed over quite an area. Wonderful mix of archaeology and myth / legend with lots of historical references. Really impressive and appreciated the flexibility and time for questions and conversation.

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Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Daniel is a wonderful guide and host. He is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the site. Rathcroghan is an important historical site and should not be missed.

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East Lyme, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Nice piece of Irish history. Daniel did an excellent job explaining and answering questions. Excellent story telling as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The facility is phenomenal and very well put together. As an archaeologist specializing in celtic history I thought Daniel our tour guide did an excellent job explaining everything in an accessible manor. Although we did not get to see everything I wouldve liked due to time restraints we had an excellent visit. The Cafe is lovely. I will come back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I found the center exhibits fascinating. Not being an archeologist I greatly appreciated our guide, Daniel, who made are tour informative and concise. His humor and historical references were a delight to me. Many thanks for your hospitality

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This was stunningly interesing centre for a short visit (one hour). Ireland's ancient history is interwoven with the heroic cycle of the Táin using narration, art and exhibits in a spell-binding fashion. It provided real stimulation for further visits to the historical sites in the area..We would also like to say that the staff could not have been nicer or... More 

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Roscommon, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

If you are interested in learning more about Irish History & Mythology with out all of the hype and crowds then this is the place to visit! History came alive with the video presentation and the individualized guided tour. We have come to Ireland many times and we found that at this site they have taken great pains to be... More 

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Address: Cruachan Ai Heritage Centre | Roscommon, Co. Roscommon, Tulsk Eire, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 71 963 9268
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Roscommon  >  Tulsk
Average Prices: USD 5 - 5

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