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

  •   I don't know why this place is not more famous, this is where the legendary Queen Maeve had her royal seat and where the saga of the Tain Bó Cuailnge... read more

    Lochlainneach
    8/06/2019
  •   A site not yet overcrowded, full of history and legends. would recommend it to everybody who is interested in all the legends about the queen of connaught. we did the... read more

    Janine R
    8/02/2019
  •   The most interesting and very entertaining tour of beautiful fields rocks and ruins . Mike the tour guide was so entertaining knowledgeable and passionate about the area. Would highly recommend... read more

    AliceR425
    7/29/2019
  •   The trip was absolutely fantastic. I cannot applaud Mike (tour guide) enough for his energy and information. His presentation was poetic, informative, factbased and also referenced An Táin as well... read more

    AideenBarr
    7/23/2019
  •   We stayed at Anne's B & B in Tulsk after visiting the Irish National Famine Museum in Strokestown. Anne directed us to the Rathcroghan Visitor Centre and suggested we... read more

    Kathy C
    7/23/2019
  •   The Rathcroghan Visitor Centre has a wonderful exhibition. It was very helpful and informative for the research I'm doing. They have a case with artifacts from the National Museum of... read more

    aethelyn
    7/21/2019
  •   Guide Mike was an unending source of knowledge and realism. Made history not just interesting but really fascinating. Did the tour, at the end of which a man from RTE... read more

    Discoverso
    7/19/2019
  •   The visitor center has awesome displays and local information, as well as a cute gift shop and a restaurant. Our guided tour was led by Daniel and I'm convinced there's... read more

    claire1701a
    7/19/2019
  •   I visited both the visitor center and the royal site and neither disappointed. Daniel, our guide and the manager of the visitor center, was incredibly knowledgeable and a very engaging... read more

    744emk
    7/16/2019
  •   The tour at Rathcroghan was an excellent experience! We didn’t know very much about Ireland’s past and the guide helped us understand much more about the how we know (or... read more

    Katrine D
    7/16/2019