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Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns

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Address: Slieve na Caillaigh Hills | June - August Guides on Site. Rest of Year Key in Loughcrew Coffee Shop, Oldcastle, Ireland
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Very lucky to have this historical site so close to home. We have climbed the hill so many times..Just to stretch the legs. Beautiful spot on a clear day, you can see forever. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cavan, Ireland
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Cavan, Ireland
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very lucky to have this historical site so close to home. We have climbed the hill so many times..Just to stretch the legs. Beautiful spot on a clear day, you can see forever. I had never been inside the thomb before, however decided to go in as it was open. The dpw had guides on hand and we were given... More 

Thank sheilaoq
Orkney Islands, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in County Meath for a couple of days to see Newgrange. The second day we decided to visit Tara and then take a walk to look at a lesser known site - the hill of the Witch, or Mountains of the Witch or Sliabh na Caillí, where there are a number of megalithic cairns. Unfortunately we did not... More 

Thank Gill T
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Loughcrew site was a hike up beautiful pasture before reaching to the tomb. Once at the top, we could see for miles. An amazing view! We were able to go into the tomb with the guide, but being a bit claustrophobic, I peered from outside. The guide was very kind and took a pictures for me. Its believed that the... More 

Thank Kim G
London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

it was part of a day tour. The area has a beautiful view, up to a lovely hill (a bit of a hiking but you can take your time and enjoy the walk). The tomb itself is quite small, it takes just a few minutes to see it, they give you a torch to go in but I didn't need... More 

Thank Jenika I
Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This was a really nice trip. A short trip up the mountain leads you to a lovely view. There was a woman to give you a torch so you can go in and have a look. It's not very big but still nice.

Thank Ginty29
Basehor, Kansas
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65 reviews
52 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

It is quite a hike to get to the cairn, but the trail is well marked and there are rest stations along the way. If you plan to enter the passage to the tomb you will need to get a key from the shop at the beginning of the walk. If you have a flashlight that is even better, or... More 

Thank Joseph R
Tralee, Ireland
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Visited on a very sunny day in September and both the tombs and the view were stunning.If visiting off season make sure to collect the key prior to the climbing the hill up-It is worth viewing the carvings up close. It is also helpful to have a small flash light-we were glad of the one on our mobile phone.

Thank sheilaard
Litchfield Park, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The hike was quite a bit steep, but well worth it. Make sure you stop in and get the keys first so you can go inside the cairn. It's known to be haunted, so keep your wits about you. The history of the place is just magnificent. Make sure you stay respectful of the grounds. It appears to be well... More 

Thank Dani M
Mullingar, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Excellent place away from the main tourist trail. This is easier to visit and explore than places like Newgrange with bus loads of people visiting! A little bit of a hike to get there but well worth it!

Thank Gary G
Cullman, Alabama
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

On August 27, 2015, I visited the Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns. I had a rather hard time getting there because a woman (who worked at the Loughcrew Adventure Center) gave me misleading directions that sent me to an uphill sheep pasture on the property of an old mansion. A young man who lived at the old mansion gave me correct directions,... More 

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