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Address: Carrowreagh, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 86 177 9490
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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.

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MIKE IS A BRILLIANT GUIDE-THANK YOU!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2015
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Gorey, Ireland
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Gorey, Ireland
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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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Thank Christy_Luv2
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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Thank Maureen O
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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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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Fair Haven, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I recently hosted a study/tour of Ireland for psychotherapists researching the myths, symbolism and folklore of the country. Mike's tour was one of the highlights of our experience. He took us to the Cave of Cats which was a must-see on our itinerary when we conceptualized the trip. It was amazing!! A transformative experience was had by all. I highly... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Our party of four spent the most fantastic day out with Mike. He brought us to some wonderful locations and spent practically the whole day with us. No rush or hurry he is all yours to guide you around this most magical place. The visit to the cave was a truly cool experience and he stories and knowledge were second... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Traveled to some unique locations ! Saw some amazing sites that mike truly made come alive with some stories of history.and humor.The caves were magical and we would never had known there locations without mikes knowledge.Hes fun and very informative and willing to adjust to anyone schedule! I hope we will be back soon to experience some more ancient sites... More 

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