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Address: Carrowreagh, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 86 177 9490
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Guided tours of the ancient Celtic capital of Rathcroghan. An enigmatic...

Guided tours of the ancient Celtic capital of Rathcroghan. An enigmatic landscape strewn with the burials of long forgotten Irish heroes and kings, home to queen Medb and the dwelling place of the Morrigan - goddess of battle. Rathcroghan has the highest density of earthworks in Europe. Rathcroghan Tours specialise in the mythology, spirituality and archaeology of this special pagan landscape. When you walk on Rathcroghan you are walking in the footsteps of the ancients.

Please note that Rathcroghan Tours is a separate entity to the Rathcroghan Visitors Centre.

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Visitor centre really interesting, lovely cafe and but the highlight of the experience was the tour. Mike is one of the best, if not the best tour guide I have ever encountered... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Galway, Ireland
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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visitor centre really interesting, lovely cafe and but the highlight of the experience was the tour. Mike is one of the best, if not the best tour guide I have ever encountered and I have encountered many all over the world including Europe, India and Australia. His enthusiasm and love for his subject is infectious and made the tour a... More 

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Roscommon, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

This was the best tour I have experienced in many a trip around the world. Mike who lead the tour was terrific he made the whole experience . I would highly recommend this tour to everyone.

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Greystones, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

the whole experience was great. The visitor centre is very well done and our guide Mike had such an intimate knowledge of the whole area and the detail of the various sites. He is so passionate about the whole history of the area and patient when we asked many questions.

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Gorey, Ireland
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441 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

If you can't make this excellent tour, spend a wonderful hour in the Visitor Centre - Superb is the only work for Mike, our Guide. He obviously loves his job-he sells the story (did it twice within a short time and was as enthusiastic the 2nd as the 1st!). Where was he when I was in school? The Centre is... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We arrived approximately 20 minutes late and Mike had started his tour. He was both patient and very informative. We have passed through Tulsk numerous times on the way up and down from Dublin and we have so much history on our doorstep and Mike is the perfect candidate to relay the wonderful information regarding Queen Meave and all her... More 

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Lenox, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Great visitor center and displays. Our tour guide Daniel was well informed and enthusiastic. Great talk about the site and history. Very knowledgable.

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Thank Aquajummy
Middletown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Our family of adults stopped by Rathcroaghan to explore the site on our way to a three day hike across County Mayo. It was the perfect start to our trip, and Daniel was a fun and expert guide, happy to answer our questions about the site as well as the surrounding region's history and archeology. Come prepared with rain gear... More 

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Thank Mira J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

I visited Rathcroaghan with my father a couple of weeks back. The site contains the remnants of a large, ancient ceremonial fort, dozens of burial mounds and an underground cave. The site is linked to the mythical Queen Medb of Connaught and the Cattle Raid of Cooley. Having visited many historic sites in the past, I didn't imagine an ancient... More 

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Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

WOW, for starters!!! I was with a group of 12 spiritual travelers, both men and women. We all agreed that experiencing "The Cave of Cats" and our short time with Mike Croghan and his faithful sheepdog, Cara, was one of the best highlights of our 9 day trip! What an honor to be with this witty man who knows the... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

I'm still marinating in the experience of Oweynagat "The Cave of Cats." It's said to be an entrance to the Otherworld and fairy realms and was the birthplace of the Goddess Maebh. I read young warriors would decend into the cave and spend time there in the dark summoning courage & encountering the deities who resided within. I can honestly... More 

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