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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 Lecture – Heritage Week Events

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. This years lecture which will be delivered by archaeologist and early Irish historian, Dr. Brian Lacey, is entitled – ‘St. Colmcille – Memories and Commemorations’ and will take place at the Visitor Centre on Wednesday 21st August at 7.30pm.

As a further part of our Heritage Week programme this year , on Tuesday 20th August at 7pm, we will host a talk entitled ‘An Introduction to N5 Ballaghadereen- Scramoge Archaeology’, where Deirdre McCarthy, N5 Resident Archaeologist will outline the current archaeological works ongoing along the route of the proposed N5 Ballaghadereen- Scramoge Road Project.

NB – please note that while our Heritage Week events are free of charge, booking is essential as places are limited.
Places can be booked by phone 071 9639268 or by email [email protected]

Please contact us directly for more information. 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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  •   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

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    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

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    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

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    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!

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    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