Rathcroghan Guided Tours

To truly appreciate the wealth of history, archaeology, legend and myth surrounding Rathcroghan, visitors are taken on a guided sites tour which begins in Medieval Tulsk, where we will introduce you to Tulsk Fort and Priory. From here visitors journey back in time to the Neolithic Period, Bronze Age and Iron Age with a visit to Rathcroghan Mound and the surrounding monuments.

The Rathcroghan guided tours continues to Oweynagat, the ‘Gate to Hell’, with a journey into the Irish Otherworld for those who dare. Join one of our experienced archaeologists as they guide you through this uniquely preserved historic landscape. Where Connacht’s Sacred Capital is revealed, through a combination of scientific research and Medieval literature.

The tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours. Please be advised all site tours are weather dependent and may be cancelled due to inclement conditions. Full refund will be provided in these cases. Please dress appropriately in outdoor clothing. Cave entry requires suitable attire, as it is very wet and muddy. To partake in the tour, you will require your own motor transportation.

For Group Bookings, please complete the Enquire Now Form

Guided Tours - Rathcroghan Visitor Centre
Courtesy of Hamish Fenton

Tour Times

September 1st – April 30th
12pm Tour Only2.5 Hours
Saturdays & Sundays By Appointment Only
May 1st – August 31st
12pm Tour2 HoursX
2pm Tour2.5 Hours

Price List:

Exhibition Tour

Child Age 10+
Groups 10+
Groups 20+
Children Under 10
€ 5.00
€ 4.00
€ 4.00
€ 3.00
€ 4.00 pp.
€ 4.00 pp.

Rathcroghan Experience (Exhibition and Guided Site Tour)

Child Age 10+
Groups 10+
Groups 20+
€ 15.00
€ 13.00
€ 13.00
€ 6.00
€ 12.00 pp.
€ 10.00 pp.

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Visitor Reviews

  •   Standing on the site of such an important and pivotal place in Ireland's ancient history was a humbling experience. Add to that the incredible care taken by the knowledgeable ... read more

    Christa N
  •   The visitors center here is built with nothing but what tourists can buy. However, the food and gift shop was quite good. It was a good place to relax after... read more

    Ann H
  •   Visited this interpretive centre and site on the way back from Sligo. Very impressed with the centre - it is small but very well designed and has something for... read more

  •   My husband, 3 and 5 year old visited Rathcroghan visitor centre last Saturday. We had a fantastic day there. The centre itself has a nicely sized museum with lots of... read more

  •   Excellent tour with Mike our guide highly recommended went down into the cave of cats the birthplace of Halloween. Superb stories so well told managed to keep my 6 and... read more

  •   Tuesday morning. We had a wonderful Irish breakfast at the lovely cafe in the centre. I booked the guided tour for 12 noon the next day. Arrived at 11.30 am... read more

  •   We spent several hours with our guide, Elaine, who was incredibly knowledgeable about Celtic history and folklore. It was fun to begin our trip to Ireland by learning so much... read more

  •   This Visitors Centre is a real find for anyone interested in the Celts and the Iron Age or generally any aspect of Ireland's rural heritage. I was so impressed with... read more

    Alison R
  •   This site is nominated as a Unesco World Heritage Site for a reason. This is the epicenter of the greatest oral epic in Irish History - Ireland's equivalent of the... read more

  •   Our visit to Rathcroghan combined myth, history and archeology to provide a wonderful appreciation of this exceptional site. Our guide, Mike, gave us a lively account of the Táin and... read more