Opening Times 

The Rathcroghan Visitor Centre and Interpretive Rooms are open all year-round Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm daily. Last admission to our interpretive rooms is at 4.30 pm. Open Sundays 12pm – 4pm from May until the end of August.

Our Rathcroghan guided site tours run year-round Monday to Friday at 12 pm, (Saturday’s by appointment only), weather permitting. Sunday tours can be arranged for groups by appointment only.

From May 1st until the end of August, we run an additional daily site tour at 2 pm, which includes a visit into Oweynagat Cave.

For other events throughout the year, check out What’s On at Rathcroghan, Follow Us on Facebook and Join our mailing list to stay up to date with upcoming events at Rathcroghan.

Rathcroghan Site Tour Schedule (Monday – Friday)

DatesDurationMoundCave
September 1st – April 30th
12pm Tour Only2.5 Hours
Sundays By Appointment Only
May 1st – August 31st
12pm Tour2 HoursX
2pm Tour2.5 Hours

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.

Facilities

The following facilities are for our visitor’s convenience, if you have any queries about your visit to Rathcroghan please do not hesitate to contact us directly on 071 963 9268 or email [email protected].

  • Off street car and coach parking
  • Full wheelchair and disability access to the Interpretative rooms and Visitor Centre
  • Baby changing facilities available at the Visitor Centre
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Táin Café open all year round and located in the visitor centre
  • Bookstore and Craft Shop located in the Visitor Centre

Why not host your event at Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, we have conference / meeting rooms, and theatre facilities for groups of up to 30 people. We also offer an extensive catering menu to choose from. Please contact us directly to enquire about hosting your event at Rathcroghan Visitor Centre. 

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Visitor Reviews

  •   I don't know why this place is not more famous, this is where the legendary Queen Maeve had her royal seat and where the saga of the Tain Bó Cuailnge... read more

    Lochlainneach
    8/06/2019
  •   A site not yet overcrowded, full of history and legends. would recommend it to everybody who is interested in all the legends about the queen of connaught. we did the... read more

    Janine R
    8/02/2019
  •   The most interesting and very entertaining tour of beautiful fields rocks and ruins . Mike the tour guide was so entertaining knowledgeable and passionate about the area. Would highly recommend... read more

    AliceR425
    7/29/2019
  •   The trip was absolutely fantastic. I cannot applaud Mike (tour guide) enough for his energy and information. His presentation was poetic, informative, factbased and also referenced An Táin as well... read more

    AideenBarr
    7/23/2019
  •   We stayed at Anne's B & B in Tulsk after visiting the Irish National Famine Museum in Strokestown. Anne directed us to the Rathcroghan Visitor Centre and suggested we... read more

    Kathy C
    7/23/2019
  •   The Rathcroghan Visitor Centre has a wonderful exhibition. It was very helpful and informative for the research I'm doing. They have a case with artifacts from the National Museum of... read more

    aethelyn
    7/21/2019
  •   Guide Mike was an unending source of knowledge and realism. Made history not just interesting but really fascinating. Did the tour, at the end of which a man from RTE... read more

    Discoverso
    7/19/2019
  •   The visitor center has awesome displays and local information, as well as a cute gift shop and a restaurant. Our guided tour was led by Daniel and I'm convinced there's... read more

    claire1701a
    7/19/2019
  •   I visited both the visitor center and the royal site and neither disappointed. Daniel, our guide and the manager of the visitor center, was incredibly knowledgeable and a very engaging... read more

    744emk
    7/16/2019
  •   The tour at Rathcroghan was an excellent experience! We didn’t know very much about Ireland’s past and the guide helped us understand much more about the how we know (or... read more

    Katrine D
    7/16/2019