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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, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I recently visited the Rathcroghan heritage centre with a couple of friends and I'd really recommend it! We were in Galway city for the weekend and as it was a nice day we decided to go for a spin in the car. Before we knew it we were in Roscommon at Rathcroghan centre. If you're free for the afternoon it's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Offered alot more than expected. Will definitely recommend this centre to teachers in my school for class visits. Really helpful staff too.

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Carlow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Having landed at Knock airport i found the brochure for the Rathcroghan Vistor Centre and wanted to visit it. The next day i went and found the experience both magical and mysterious. I loved the stories behind all the adventures.Without doubt the highlight was the cave and the entrance to the otherworld. The imagination was working over time. Had a... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Went in early November and took a look around the old ancient sites of the high kings of Connacht. Went on a underground tour of the cave of the cats. Both were very interesting and our host came across as been very well informed and easy to communicate with. Recommend a visit if you like your history and celtic past.... More 

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Tulsk, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

fabulously tasty food, with a good brew to go with it. grate Archaeology information, funny staff that are very friendly and a brilliant little shop. they talk about the history of tusk and Celts of Ireland. there vegetable sup + Fri up is well by my standers the best. pulse grate place for children they interact with them so well.... More 

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Galway, Ireland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

i visited Rathcroghan complex today with my family and it was a very informative and educational experience. the guide (Danny) provided us with lots of information about the site and surrounding area, allowing adequate time for questions and extra analysis afterwards. when the tour was completed we were rather hungry and were delighted to discover that the centre has a... More 

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Tulsk, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

They have an elegant little cafe with exquisite food. they know a lot about the ancient myths and legends and Celtic goods. help full friendly staff. a wonderful shop with unique art and little treasures you can buy. i would really recommend it you will have a wonderful time. and there is interesting tours. it also very cheap for the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I visited the Rathcroghan complex today with a group of archaeology students from University College Dublin and Daniel Currley gave us a most informative and interesting tour of the area. He explained to us the whole mythology behind the monuments, as well as giving us a lot of details about the recent archaeological research done on the monuments. The visitor... More 

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CruachanAi, General Manager at Rathcroghan Royal Site, responded to this review

Thanka Alex, for your excellent review of the Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, in the Royal Capital of Connacht. We are a community run enterprise, and greatly appreciate your feedback and support! We would also like to invite you for a return visit when our brand new World Heritage 'Royal Rathcroghan and Medieval Tulsk' exhibition opens in April 2014. We're moving from... More 

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Taking a tour through the approved visitor center in the village of tulsk is the only way to go. They share expert knowledge, and experience over 13 years of guiding visitors to the Rathcroghan complex of ancient monuments and sacred sites. Archaeology, mythology, spirituality and history are all taken care of and the best, most up to date information is... More 

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CruachanAi, General Manager at Rathcroghan Royal Site, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent and thoughtful review of the Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, in the Royal Capital of Connacht. We are a community run enterprise, and greatly appreciate your feedback and support! We would also like to invite you for a return visit when our brand new World Heritage 'Royal Rathcroghan and Medieval Tulsk' exhibition opens in April 2014. We're... More 

Ardagh
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Visited Cruachan Aí, Tulsk many times, every-time has been different - all the staff are so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Rathcroghan it always gives you something different to think about! Most recent visit was with a group of children who were all enthralled by the cave and its' myths and legends. They also have facilities for meetings and events too!

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CruachanAi, General Manager at Rathcroghan Royal Site, responded to this review

Thank you Joanna, for your excellent and thoughtful review of the Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, in the Royal Capital of Connacht. We are a community run enterprise, and greatly appreciate your feedback and support! We would also like to invite you for a return visit when our brand new World Heritage 'Royal Rathcroghan and Medieval Tulsk' exhibition opens in April 2014.... More 

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