Secondary Schools

A secondary school visit to Rathcroghan Visitor Centre provides a unique experience for secondary school students. Here we delve into the work of archaeologist, introduce Prehistoric to Late Medieval Ireland to the student through a variety of interactive and tactile media, and showcase the unique archaeological monuments that have survived for generations for us to enjoy today.

A visit to Rathcroghan Mound and the “Gate of Hell” at Oweynagat prove most popular with visiting students!

Particular focus is given to:

  • Prehistoric to Late Medieval Ireland
  • The work of a historian and an archaeologist, and dealing with sources
Primary Schools Tour - Rathcroghan Visitor Centre

Our school tour programme runs from Sept through to June. All our tours can be tailored to suit differing group sizes and timings.

Choose from the following:

  • A guided tour through our interpretive rooms (1 hour)
  • Tour of the Rathcroghan landscape (1 hour)

The Rathcroghan Experience Tour, incorporates both the guided tour through our interpretive centre and tour of the Rathcroghan landscape (2 hours).

Transition Year visit to Oweynagat Cave available on request.

Lunch option available from €5 per student

Primary Schools Tour - Rathcroghan Visitor Centre

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.

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Prices:

Group tour rate 10+): €4 pp interpretive room, €8 pp for sites tour, €10 pp for both

Group tour rate 20+): €4 pp interpretive room, €6 pp for sites tour, €8 pp for both

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