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
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
- Janine R
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
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
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
- Kathy C
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
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
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
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
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
- Katrine D
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