Whats On

Rathcroghan Visitor Centre plays host to archaeological conferences, lecture series, heritage and cultural events and family friendly activities throughout the year. To find out more and stay up to date with events at Rathcroghan. Contact us, Follow us on Facebook and Sign up to our mailing list!

You won’t want to miss the following upcoming events at Rathcroghan!

The Táin March Festival 2019 – May 17th, 2019

The Táin March begins in Rathcroghan in Co Roscommon, where Queen Maeve began her quest for the Brown Bull of Cooley and ends in Bush, Cooley, Co. Louth on the June bank holiday. The march itself takes place over three weekends and 12 walking days in total.

Queen Maeve will assemble her warrior army and dispatch them to retrieve the Brown Bull in Cooley. Local schools and heritage groups will assemble on the mound of Rathcroghan to retell stories and recite poems. The Táin March itself will commence at 11am where walkers will leave Rathcroghan and visit the medieval village of Tulsk. Followed by a reception at 1 pm in Rathcroghan Visitor Centre.

At 2 pm the walk continues to Lissonuffy graveyard arriving at 4.30pm. Walkers will be taken to Strokestown for 5pm where Queen Maeve will march with her army through the main town. Music, food and local attractions will ensure a fantastic evenings fun.
This event is open to the public with no need to book! Come along and join in the fun!

For more information please contact us directly on [email protected].

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Michael Herity Annual Memorial Conference – Heritage Week Event

Michael Herity was a prestigious archaeologist and Emeritus Professor of UCD, specialising in the Neolithic and early Christian sites including Rathcroghan, who regrettably died at the age of 86. In honour of his long and active career and important contribution to Irish archaeology a memorial lecture is held yearly in August at Rathcroghan Visitor Centre.

Please contact us directly to learn of this year’s lecture topics and guest speakers! We update our Facebook page regularly with event details, follow us to stay up to date.

Rathcroghan Winter Lecture Series

Rathcroghan Visitor Centre hosts a winter lecture series, over the five Thursdays of November at the Visitor Centre, beginning on Thursday 1st November. Talks will begin at 7.30pm sharp on each evening, details of individual talks are available on our Facebook page here.

Entry is €5 per person, and light refreshments will be served afterwards. Please book early by calling 071 963 9268 or emailing [email protected] as spaces are limited.

This event cannot be booked online, all bookings are to be made via email or by telephone.

For more information on these events including booking please contact us directly on 071 963 9268, email [email protected]

Conference Facilites

Why not host your meeting or conference at our Visitor Centre, we offer meeting/conference room rental for groups up to 30 people with onsite catering available. View our Táin Café menu to see what’s on offer!

Please contact us directly on 071 963 9268, email [email protected] to discuss your meeting requirements and book our facilities.

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Visitor Reviews

  •   The staff was super friendly and helpful; they come across as being very fond of their centre in a nice way. We didn't even have the time to do a guided tour of the complete site as we were just passing through, yet Elaine explained...More

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    6/17/2019
  •   Being from Louth I'm obviously team Cúchulainn 😁, but I have to concede that Rathcroghan is a fascinating place. Mike took me on a tour to the mouth of hell and back. He had a wealth of knowledge about the facts and the fiction of...More

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    6/06/2019
  •   Our tour guide Mike McCarthy took us to Rathcroghan Mound, and to the Oweynagat Cave of the Cats. His knowledge of history and mythology was mesmerizing. His kindness and encouragement was inspiring. Entering into the Cave with Mike was exhilarating! We all felt reborn when...More

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    6/02/2019
  •   We drove out here from Westport on a rainy day and took the tour with Michael. Michael proved to be a great tour guide and great storyteller and we really enjoyed ourselves. I have read the Tain, but my parents knew nothing of the history...More

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    6/01/2019
  •   We drove for several hours to get to the centre, looking forward to a tour, only be told in an unfriendly manner “we don’t go out in this weather.” It wasn’t even raining - more like a gentle mist. They cited health and safety concerns...More

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    6/01/2019
  •   Really enjoyed this visit. Information is presented in a variety of videos and wall boards. Great artefacts on display. Nice focus on Queen Meabh and the Táin. Personal touch from the owner who talked us through some of the displays and was there to answer...More

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    5/29/2019
  •   Really fantastic and immersive experience. The guy who showed us round was really knowledgeable and enthusiastic... even had an ogham tattoo on his arm!

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    5/29/2019
  •   I thoroughly enjoyed my few hours in the visitors centre in Tulsk and the Royal Site a few kilometres up the road at Rathcroghan. The visitors centre is staffed by wonderfully helpful and knowledgeable people, only too happy to talk to you about the site...More

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    5/28/2019
  •   I got up early the morning of May 9th and researched things to do in the area and thought it looked interesting. I love mythology, mixed with a bit of truth. We got in just a few minutes before 2. Mike was kind enough to...More

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    5/17/2019
  •   I was somewhat skeptical about stopping in and taking this tour. I WAS WRONG! Our tour guide, Michael was wonderful. He has so much knowledge of the area and Irish mythology and shares it in a most delightful way. He has a great way of...More

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    5/09/2019