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.
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.
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
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
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
- Christa N
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
- Ann H
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