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

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