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
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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

  •   Absolutely brilliant tour! Would definitely recommend if in the area. Excellent prices for the quality of the tour. Our guide Michael had an extensive knowledge of the area and was... read more

    nessaflynn
    8/10/2020
  •   We have previously taken tours at other ancient Royal Irish Sites, but were excited to visit Rathcroghan and were not disappointed. We got there early for a 12pm tour and... read more

    Z7896CFjohnr
    8/10/2020
  •   Interesting and entertaining tour with Elaine. She had us giggling at stories and amazed at her knowledge. We had time to spend before the tour in the visitor centre and... read more

    938shellyb
    8/09/2020
  •   After a lovely breakfast in their cafe we had a fabulous tour with Michael who was so generous, fun, knowledgeable & clearly passionate about the area and all it has... read more

    704trishr
    8/06/2020
  •   Really enjoyed my visit to the royal site at rathcroghan...a part of Ireland I did not know. The tour given by Michael was most informative and he indulged my frequent... read more

    103karinab
    8/01/2020
  •   If you’re anywhere close to being able to visit this site then make sure you do.
    It’s incredibly interesting and very well explained and laid out.
    The staff... read more

    johnire01
    7/30/2020
  •   A great place to find out about the ancient ring forts and mythical stories of the surrounding area. Well worth the stop!

    X5757FDjohnc
    7/30/2020
  •   I would like to thank Elaine for conducting a wonderful tour earlier this month (17 July). Her ease of delivery was very much appreciated and it was far from... read more

    Nathy F
    7/29/2020
  •   our excellent tour guide Mike, from the time you started our tour to the very end,you were a mind of information. it was like being there all those years ago.... read more

    tractor41
    7/23/2020
  •   Excellent tour.at Rathcroghan.
    My wife and I attended the Visitor's centre today (21st July 2020) and did the tour. Our guide Elaine was brilliant, so well informed and so enthusiastic... read more

    Octaviaman
    7/21/2020