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+
€ 14.00
€ 12.00
€ 12.00
€ 6.00
€ 10.00 pp.
€ 8.00 pp.

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Visitor Reviews

  •   Dissapointing, this was the worst visitor centre we have been in since we arrived. There was no access to the mound outside and the cave which was the reason we... read more

  •   I'm delighted we took the day to head west to visit the Rathcrogan complex. The tour with Mike was excellent - a wonderful mix of archaeology, mythology and wisecracks. We... read more

  •   A friend of ours suggested we visit the site if possible, and after looking it up we opted to rework the second leg of our trip to make it here.... read more

  •   Great food served by friendly staff who are delighted to share their extensive knowledge on Queen Maebh and other local history. I would highly recommend a visit.

  •   What a great place! Started out with lunch there, and food and service was wonderful. After that we had a tour of the center, led by Mike. Was a very... read more

  •   We sort of stumbled upon Rathcroghan, but spent almost the entire day there, with our guide, Daniel Curley (who co-wrote the guidebook available for sale). He has amazing knowledge,... read more

  •   Very exciting visit hosted by Daniel and his fantastic team - lovely facilities - great exhibition area - most interesting tour complete with amazing celtic mythology - they certainly bring... read more

  •   I stumbled upon Rathcroghan's website while looking for things to see during our Ireland vacation and was immediately caught by the chance to see the place that may have been... read more

    Nicole G
  •   We stopped off here to break up a long journey. The staff were really friendly and incredibly interesting to chat to. They were keen to interact with visitors... read more

    Rue o
  •   What a great facility! Take us back through the centuries to pre-historic times. The Interpretative Centre is first class and the tour is superb. Declan, our guide,... read more