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Rathcroghan Royal Site

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Address: Cruachan Ai Heritage Centre, Tulsk | Roscommon, Co. Roscommon, Tulsk Eire, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 71 963 9268
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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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A really enjoyable afternoon of Irish myths, legends and archaeology.

An unexpected gem in the plains of Roscommon. I have driven through Tulsk for years, and never paused to consider it's historical significance. It should be a standard visit for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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County Sligo, Ireland
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County Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

An unexpected gem in the plains of Roscommon. I have driven through Tulsk for years, and never paused to consider it's historical significance. It should be a standard visit for all school tours, and for anybody who has ever heard the stories of Medbh and Ailíll, Cuchulainn and the Brown Bull of Cooley. The stories from the Irish epic, The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The Stones & Bones Archaeology Society from IT Sligo visited the Centre on a wet and windy Saturday at the end of February. The group enjoyed a comprehensive tour of both the Centre's interpretive display and the Rathcroghan Mound itself, as well as a dip into the Underworld at Uaimh na gCat. Our guide, Daniel, was friendly, down-to-earth, well spoken... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The husband and I visited on a cold and rainy day in February but our guide Daniel was an enthusiastic teacher and a great story-teller. Despite the weather, tromping around the site to learn about the factual and mythological history of Ireland was a real highlight of our time in Ireland. The visitor's Centre is a fine introduction but don't... More 

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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Great day, we were made feel very welcome at the centre. With such a site that is still open to much interpretation, they have done a good job with the interpretive centre. Where the tour guide, with the aid of the displays and AV gives a brief history of the immediate locality and the wider Island, going back to the... More 

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Greystones, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Just dropped in for a snack and drinks on our way back to Dublin from the west and were delighted to discover this little gem. Will certainly return when we have time for a longer visit to explore this attraction as it seemed very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Lovely centre, great food but the highlight of the trip is the visit out on the landscape to visit the actual sites which surround the centre for several miles around. The best bit though.....is the visit to the Otherworld cave! A small hole into the side of a field at the end of a long laneway, many people after a... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We came here to find out about our family history and the staff were so kind and helpful it was wonderful. So nice to meet such nice people in our old home village! The history of the area is fascinating and the staff took time to tell us where to go and what to see that related to our family... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Thr great welcome was matched by the high quality information gained and the enthusiasm of staff. Thank you

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

An informative trip to a very interesting local royal site. This is a very valuable site area in County Roscommon and a trip was good value for money, especially for those interested in Irish historical culture. We really enjoyed this visit. Thank you Rathcroghan visitor centre for your good work.

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Colne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I always make a point of stopping at Cruachan Ai on my way West.The cafe is a welcome break after a long journey from UK and always makes me feel I am coming home.I went round the vastly improved exhibition which I found fascinating, including the very informative video presentation. I have yet to visit the actual sites but from... More 

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