Primary Schools

Our fun and interactive primary school programme is designed to bring the Social Environmental and Scientific Education (SESE) curriculum to life, particularly in the subject areas of history and geography, while also introducing aspects of the Irish language. Rathcroghan’s rich and varied archaeology and historical past introduces children to Ireland’s illustrious and inspiring history.

Particular focus is given to:

  • Lives of people in the past
  • Local studies
  • National history
  • Working as a historian/archaeologist
  • Medieval cooking
Primary Schools Tour - Rathcroghan Visitor Centre

Primary Schools Tour – Rathcroghan Visitor Centre

We have the following interactive exhibits:

  • A tactile kids exhibit surrounding the foods eaten in medieval Ireland
  • There is a diorama of the Táin & of the cave of Oweynagat
  • Replica artefacts to handle
  • Reconstructed historic figures
  • Genuine museum artefacts
  • Two audio-visual displays
  • Reconstructed chariot

Our school tour programme runs from Sept through to June, with tours starting as little as €3 per child. All our tours can be tailored to the school’s requirements.

Primary Schools Tour - Rathcroghan Visitor Centre

Primary Schools Tour – Rathcroghan Visitor Centre

Choose from the following:

  • A guided tour through our interpretive rooms (1 hour) €3 per child
  • Tour of the Rathcroghan landscape (1 hour) €3 per child
  • The Rathcroghan Experience Tour, incorporates both the guided tour through our interpretive centre and tour of the Rathcroghan landscape (2 hours) €6 per child
  • Lunch option available from €5 per student.

Tours are also welcome to bring their own packed lunches and enjoy the Rathcroghan landscape from our designated picnic areas. We have a shop on site for treats and gifts.

To book a school tour, please complete the Enquire Now form, alternatively call us on 071 963 9268 or email [email protected].

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Visitor Reviews

  •   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
  •   We always try to look in on the visitor centre when we are in Ireland, but this time we booked in on the tour they arrange of some of the... read more

    HawkofMay
    9/18/2019
  •   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

    LesGUk
    9/15/2019
  •   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

    cmag85
    9/15/2019
  •   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

    bluestjay
    9/13/2019
  •   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.

    OTSligo
    9/08/2019
  •   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

    Toddfranc
    9/07/2019
  •   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

    donfriz
    9/06/2019