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
Secondary Schools - 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

Secondary Schools - 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

  •   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