We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rathcroghan Royal Site

Cruachan Ai Heritage Centre | Roscommon, Co. Roscommon, Tulsk Eire, Ireland
+353 71 963 9268
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Visit the ancient past of Ireland and its Sí--the Otherworld

A pleasant little interpretative centre and small cafe prepare you for a guided tour of the area's... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lisa B
,
1140 Roscomare Road
Bringing The Past to Life

I was brought up just a few miles from Tulsk and with the story of Queen Madb and the legends... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mary S
,
West Midlands
Read all 266 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“guided tour” (26 reviews)
“iron age” (14 reviews)
“queen maeve” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Cruachan Ai Heritage Centre | Roscommon, Co. Roscommon, Tulsk Eire, Ireland
CONTACT
Website
+353 71 963 9268
Write a Review
Reviews (266)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 260 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

A pleasant little interpretative centre and small cafe prepare you for a guided tour of the area's extremely important, impressive, and numerous archaeological sites, ranging from 5000 to a mere 1000 years old. Guided tours by professional (and amiable) archaeologists who put the grassy mounds...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was brought up just a few miles from Tulsk and with the story of Queen Madb and the legends surrounding her life. I now live much further away so it was nice to come back and visit the area that I come from and...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The visitors' centre is very well presented with masses of information about the site. It was great preparation for the guided tour with Mike. He made the history come alive out on the sites with a blend of historical and geological facts and folklore whilst...More

Thank HarryM176
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The biggest site of its kind in the country. Very informative exhibition area with a cafe and shop attached. Nice for lunch or just coffee. Take the tour with the tour guide who is up to his ears in info and enthusiasm......very informative and helpful....More

Thank Kieran W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I came visiting to discover and explore famous Queen Medb. We couldn't have come to a better place. We stayed all day. Starting with a delicious breakfast in the cafe/restaurant we then spent a couple of hours (easily) at the inhouse exhibition....More

Thank Nicole Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly recommend this center and especially the tour for people who are interested in Irelands history and archaeology. My friend isn't really into that, but she still enjoyed going to the cave and listening to the tales of Queen Maeve etc.. The tour...More

Thank Anne R
CruachanAi, Manager at Rathcroghan Royal Site, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive review. Here at Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, we are delighted that you enjoyed your experience and found our tour to be informative and fun. Please note that from now until September the centre is on summer time opening hours.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have recently experienced 2 guided tours with 2 different guides, at the Rathcroghan visitor centre and both have provided a wealth of information, Daniel and Mike are awesome! Explaining the archaeology and mythology associated with this unique location, in an entertaining and skillful manner....More

1  Thank cathyoneill9393
CruachanAi, Manager at Rathcroghan Royal Site, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us such an excellent review. Here at Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, we are delighted that you enjoyed your experience and found our tour to be informative and fun. Please note that from now until September the centre is...More

Reviewed May 13, 2017

We are fairly regular visitors to Rathcroghan Heritage Centre and always really enjoy our visits. We have always been impressed with the friendly nature of all the staff and their commitment to making the centre run as smoothly as possible. This is the first time...More

Thank Ray S
CruachanAi, Manager at Rathcroghan Royal Site, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us such an excellent review. And your return visits. Here at Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, we are delighted that you enjoyed your experience and found our tour to be informative and fun. Please note that from now until...More

Reviewed May 12, 2017

My partner and I have visited here on numerous occasions and have always been impressed with the friendly nature of all the staff and their commitment to making the centre run as smoothly as possible. On this occasion we visited with an American friend and...More

Thank Robert_Hayles
CruachanAi, Manager at Rathcroghan Royal Site, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive review. And for the return visits. Here at Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, we are delighted that you enjoyed your experience and found our tour to be informative and fun. Please note that from now until September the centre is on summer...More

Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

We had visited the cave of cats before but on this trip the information center / museum was open!!! Oh my goodness there was loads of information!!! They answered every question and offered extensive explanations about all the folk lore from the time of Queen...More

Thank Dave O
CruachanAi, Manager at Rathcroghan Royal Site, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive review. Here at Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, we are delighted that you enjoyed your experience and found our tour to be informative and fun. Please note that from now until September the centre is on summer time opening hours.

Nearby
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
The Tain Cafe
76 reviews
.00 miles away
Yu Garden
22 reviews
6.13 miles away
Bombay Palace
35 reviews
10.23 miles away
Regan's Gastro Pub and Restaurant
87 reviews
10.51 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Elphin Windmill
20 reviews
5.38 miles away
Strokestown Park National Irish Famine Museum
232 reviews
6.34 miles away
Clarkes Bar
8 reviews
13.15 miles away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
SAM2180
Are there guides in Spanish?
August 7, 2016|
Answer
Response from | Reviewed this property |
Well, I'm not sure but if you give them a call they may just have someone who is bilingual.
0
Votes