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Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns

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Address: Slieve na Caillaigh Hills | Loughcrew, Oldcastle, Ireland
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Loughcrew Cairns are one of Meaths best kept secerts.The monumnets date...

Loughcrew Cairns are one of Meaths best kept secerts.The monumnets date back to 3.500BC and loughcrew tombs offer guided tours throughout these historic hills.

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Megalithic burial tombs in Meath. Worth the climb

The cairns (hills or mounds) at Loughcrew are a complex of passage graves in Ireland. Sitting atop 4 hills there is a 2k walk up a hill from the carpark to reach one Cairn where... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Dundalk, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The cairns (hills or mounds) at Loughcrew are a complex of passage graves in Ireland. Sitting atop 4 hills there is a 2k walk up a hill from the carpark to reach one Cairn where we were met by a knowledgable guide. There are fine examples of megalithic art within the chamber which you can enter when the guide is... More 

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mullingar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A nice brisk walk takes you up to the Cairns where an OPW guide awaits . We had Malachy and he was very patient as I was with a group of French students . He told them the story of the place , explained the notion of legends and told them to be sure and visit their own heritage sites... More 

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Birkirkara, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The cairns are worth visiting for their uniqueness. Make sure that you go inside to admire the carvings inside. Then look around the unobstructed views for miles and miles.

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ardee,louth,ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A must see Better than new grange Not developed A hidden Jem That is worth the journey Tour guides 100% Friendly and very welcoming The walk/ strong walk up to the cairn is definitely worth it,take water We take all our both over seas and local visitors heir

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

great to experience wandering around these megalithic tombs. no queues, very informative guide, breathtaking view great for all ages.

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LoughcrewTombs, Owner at Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns, responded to this review

Thanks everyone for the great reviews we are delighted you enjoyed this ancient gem. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Older than the pyramids and Newgrange....no queues, free of charge, amazing views, such a peaceful, spiritual place...what's not to love!!

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Mullingar, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

loughcrew is a lovely place for a nice walk .lovely views from the top coffee shop beside it lovey and peaceful

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely walk up from the nearby camp site and views are incredible. Not as packed as nearby Newgrange but more historic and magical and completely free. Great day out for all the family. Drive to nearby lough crew house and gardens which is free with your tickets and a really nice place for a picnic

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Meath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sieve na Cheallaigh or Loughcrew is magical, a real jump back in time and on a clear day you can see for miles! Bring binoculars and a map because when you are there you always wonder what part of Ireland you are seeing.

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An incredibly beautiful place to visit. From the very scenic walk up to Cairn T to the fascinating inside of the Cairn. The views en route and from the top are incredible and truly took my breath away. Cairn T (also known as Hag's Cairn) is also known for the Equinox illumination at sunrise on the Spring and Autumnal Equinoxes,... More 

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