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.

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Guided Tours - Rathcroghan Visitor Centre
Courtesy of Hamish Fenton

Tour Times

DatesDurationMoundCave
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

Adult
Senior/OAP
Student
Child Age 10+
Groups 10+
Groups 20+
Children Under 10
€ 5.00
€ 4.00
€ 4.00
€ 3.00
€ 4.00 pp.
€ 4.00 pp.
Free

Rathcroghan Experience (Exhibition and Guided Site Tour)

Adult
Senior/OAP
Student
Child Age 10+
Groups 10+
Groups 20+
€ 14.00
€ 12.00
€ 12.00
€ 6.00
€ 10.00 pp.
€ 8.00 pp.

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Visitor Reviews

  •   The staff was super friendly and helpful; they come across as being very fond of their centre in a nice way. We didn't even have the time to do a guided tour of the complete site as we were just passing through, yet Elaine explained...More

    thumb B S
    6/17/2019
  •   Being from Louth I'm obviously team Cúchulainn 😁, but I have to concede that Rathcroghan is a fascinating place. Mike took me on a tour to the mouth of hell and back. He had a wealth of knowledge about the facts and the fiction of...More

    thumb Forgehound
    6/06/2019
  •   Our tour guide Mike McCarthy took us to Rathcroghan Mound, and to the Oweynagat Cave of the Cats. His knowledge of history and mythology was mesmerizing. His kindness and encouragement was inspiring. Entering into the Cave with Mike was exhilarating! We all felt reborn when...More

    thumb VocalSoundHealer
    6/02/2019
  •   We drove out here from Westport on a rainy day and took the tour with Michael. Michael proved to be a great tour guide and great storyteller and we really enjoyed ourselves. I have read the Tain, but my parents knew nothing of the history...More

    thumb Blythe K
    6/01/2019
  •   We drove for several hours to get to the centre, looking forward to a tour, only be told in an unfriendly manner “we don’t go out in this weather.” It wasn’t even raining - more like a gentle mist. They cited health and safety concerns...More

    thumb Murcada
    6/01/2019
  •   Really enjoyed this visit. Information is presented in a variety of videos and wall boards. Great artefacts on display. Nice focus on Queen Meabh and the Táin. Personal touch from the owner who talked us through some of the displays and was there to answer...More

    thumb Ciara C
    5/29/2019
  •   Really fantastic and immersive experience. The guy who showed us round was really knowledgeable and enthusiastic... even had an ogham tattoo on his arm!

    thumb Sightsee290156
    5/29/2019
  •   I thoroughly enjoyed my few hours in the visitors centre in Tulsk and the Royal Site a few kilometres up the road at Rathcroghan. The visitors centre is staffed by wonderfully helpful and knowledgeable people, only too happy to talk to you about the site...More

    thumb Bozeman-Dublin
    5/28/2019
  •   I got up early the morning of May 9th and researched things to do in the area and thought it looked interesting. I love mythology, mixed with a bit of truth. We got in just a few minutes before 2. Mike was kind enough to...More

    thumb Steve B
    5/17/2019
  •   I was somewhat skeptical about stopping in and taking this tour. I WAS WRONG! Our tour guide, Michael was wonderful. He has so much knowledge of the area and Irish mythology and shares it in a most delightful way. He has a great way of...More

    thumb t0mmiej0er
    5/09/2019