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

  •   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

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    5/09/2019