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

  •   We travelled to Rathcroghan in a group of eight from Tour Guiding course in Dublin.
    We all knew about the Royal site at Tara and Newgrange but we were... read more

  •   This was a great tour...highly recommended. Would love to return with some friends. Well done tour guide.

  •   If you are in the West you must visit Rathcroghan and take the tour led by the mighty Mike, who brings this unique place alive with his depth of knowledge.... read more

  •   Great tour into our medieval past and very informative tour guide Daniel Great value for Money lovely cafe and visitors center Overall a great day out

  •   The tour guide we had was Daniel Curley and he was brilliant. He made sure to answer all of the questions we had and was very helpful to our little... read more

  •   The museum is really excellent, there is a very interesting exhibition on the history of the site and the landscape. There are two films, one explains the archaeology of the... read more

  •   Really interesting tour. Mike the guide was really enthusiastic and knowledgable. Fantastic value for money as tour lasted over 2 hours. Great way to break a drive west or to... read more

  •   The site is incredibly brought to life by Mike's thorough and entertaining knowledge, incredible centre this place is of history and myth. Left with a sense of connection to the... read more

  •   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