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

  •   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

    Christa N
    11/16/2019
  •   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

    Ann H
    11/06/2019
  •   Visited this interpretive centre and site on the way back from Sligo. Very impressed with the centre - it is small but very well designed and has something for... read more

    Cailleach79
    11/01/2019
  •   My husband, 3 and 5 year old visited Rathcroghan visitor centre last Saturday. We had a fantastic day there. The centre itself has a nicely sized museum with lots of... read more

    LeitrimRusty
    10/30/2019
  •   Excellent tour with Mike our guide highly recommended went down into the cave of cats the birthplace of Halloween. Superb stories so well told managed to keep my 6 and... read more

    F497BMbrianh
    10/29/2019
  •   Tuesday morning. We had a wonderful Irish breakfast at the lovely cafe in the centre. I booked the guided tour for 12 noon the next day. Arrived at 11.30 am... read more

    533glynb
    10/19/2019
  •   We spent several hours with our guide, Elaine, who was incredibly knowledgeable about Celtic history and folklore. It was fun to begin our trip to Ireland by learning so much... read more

    EdgarGaines
    10/18/2019
  •   This Visitors Centre is a real find for anyone interested in the Celts and the Iron Age or generally any aspect of Ireland's rural heritage. I was so impressed with... read more

    Alison R
    10/11/2019
  •   This site is nominated as a Unesco World Heritage Site for a reason. This is the epicenter of the greatest oral epic in Irish History - Ireland's equivalent of the... read more

    KevinR2151
    10/09/2019
  •   Our visit to Rathcroghan combined myth, history and archeology to provide a wonderful appreciation of this exceptional site. Our guide, Mike, gave us a lively account of the Táin and... read more

    victorialex13
    9/25/2019