Power, Death and the Otherworld

Step back in time with a visit to our interpretive rooms, to see how our Iron Age and Medieval ancestors dressed, ate, lived and what they believed in.

Discover Rathcroghans part in our national epic, the Táin Bó Cúailnge (Cattle Raid of Cooley), and Queen Medb’s struggle against the might of Cú Chulainn and the Ulaid (Ulstermen).

Rathcroghan Visitor Centre is currently home to Óenach Cruachain, a collection of thirty-five artefacts discovered within the mid-Roscommon landscape, previously residing in the National Museum of Ireland, Kildare St. Dublin and unavailable to public viewing. The collection represents the various aspects of the domestic, equestrian, feasting, ritual and at times, brutal lives of our ancestors.

Replicas - Rathcroghan Visitor Center

Visitors are invited to explore our interactive exhibits and audio-visual presentations, bringing Ireland’s past and legends to life, before they embark on the guided tour.

To learn more of the myth and legend of the Sacred Capital of Connacht that is Rathcroghan, please visit our book and craft shop, where you will find a wealth of publications.

Our Interpretive rooms and visitor centre are open Mon – Sat from 9am to 5pm (all year round). *Last admission to our interpretive rooms is 4.30pm

Open Sundays 12pm – 4pm May – August

Open Bank Holidays 12pm – 4pm (all year round)

For group bookings, please complete the enquire now form.

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