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

  •   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
  •   Very exciting visit hosted by Daniel and his fantastic team - lovely facilities - great exhibition area - most interesting tour complete with amazing celtic mythology - they certainly bring... read more

    AdoLeonard
    8/26/2019
  •   I stumbled upon Rathcroghan's website while looking for things to see during our Ireland vacation and was immediately caught by the chance to see the place that may have been... read more

    Nicole G
    8/24/2019
  •   We stopped off here to break up a long journey. The staff were really friendly and incredibly interesting to chat to. They were keen to interact with visitors... read more

    Rue o
    8/23/2019
  •   What a great facility! Take us back through the centuries to pre-historic times. The Interpretative Centre is first class and the tour is superb. Declan, our guide,... read more

    marianaSligo
    8/18/2019