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

  •   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
  •   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