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
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
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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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
Great experience and really helpful staff along with great book shop and cafe. After we did the interpretative centre we drove to all the sites using a map they gave... read more
We travelled to Rathcroghan in a group of eight from Tour Guiding course in Dublin.
We all knew about the Royal site at Tara and Newgrange but we were... read more
If you are in the West you must visit Rathcroghan and take the tour led by the mighty Mike, who brings this unique place alive with his depth of knowledge.... read more
The tour guide we had was Daniel Curley and he was brilliant. He made sure to answer all of the questions we had and was very helpful to our little... read more
The museum is really excellent, there is a very interesting exhibition on the history of the site and the landscape. There are two films, one explains the archaeology of the... read more
Really interesting tour. Mike the guide was really enthusiastic and knowledgable. Fantastic value for money as tour lasted over 2 hours. Great way to break a drive west or to... read more
The site is incredibly brought to life by Mike's thorough and entertaining knowledge, incredible centre this place is of history and myth. Left with a sense of connection to the... read more
- Christa N
Standing on the site of such an important and pivotal place in Ireland's ancient history was a humbling experience. Add to that the incredible care taken by the knowledgeable ... read more