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

  •   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

    Christa N
    11/16/2019
  •   The visitors center here is built with nothing but what tourists can buy. However, the food and gift shop was quite good. It was a good place to relax after... read more

    Ann H
    11/06/2019
  •   Visited this interpretive centre and site on the way back from Sligo. Very impressed with the centre - it is small but very well designed and has something for... read more

    Cailleach79
    11/01/2019
  •   My husband, 3 and 5 year old visited Rathcroghan visitor centre last Saturday. We had a fantastic day there. The centre itself has a nicely sized museum with lots of... read more

    LeitrimRusty
    10/30/2019
  •   Excellent tour with Mike our guide highly recommended went down into the cave of cats the birthplace of Halloween. Superb stories so well told managed to keep my 6 and... read more

    F497BMbrianh
    10/29/2019
  •   Tuesday morning. We had a wonderful Irish breakfast at the lovely cafe in the centre. I booked the guided tour for 12 noon the next day. Arrived at 11.30 am... read more

    533glynb
    10/19/2019
  •   We spent several hours with our guide, Elaine, who was incredibly knowledgeable about Celtic history and folklore. It was fun to begin our trip to Ireland by learning so much... read more

    EdgarGaines
    10/18/2019
  •   This Visitors Centre is a real find for anyone interested in the Celts and the Iron Age or generally any aspect of Ireland's rural heritage. I was so impressed with... read more

    Alison R
    10/11/2019
  •   This site is nominated as a Unesco World Heritage Site for a reason. This is the epicenter of the greatest oral epic in Irish History - Ireland's equivalent of the... read more

    KevinR2151
    10/09/2019
  •   Our visit to Rathcroghan combined myth, history and archeology to provide a wonderful appreciation of this exceptional site. Our guide, Mike, gave us a lively account of the Táin and... read more

    victorialex13
    9/25/2019