Óenach Cruachain

Gathering the elements of daily life in Connacht’s ancient capital

Rathcroghan Visitor Centre is currently home to Óenach Cruachain a collection of thirty-five artefacts discovered within the mid-Roscommon landscape, previously residing in the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin and unavailable to public viewing. The collection represents the various aspects of the domestic, equestrian, feasting, ritual and at times, brutal lives of our ancestors.

Roscommon’s rich array of field monuments represents the county’s rich archaeological and historical past. The discovery of artefacts associated with such sites brings to life events immortalised in our annalistic record and unveils to modern society a glimpse of the people themselves.

Óenach Cruachain - Rathcroghan Visitor Centre

Roscommon’s rich array of field monuments represents the county’s rich archaeological and historical past. The discovery of artefacts associated with such sites brings to life events immortalised in our annalistic record and unveils to modern society a glimpse of the people themselves. This collection of thirty-five objects at Rathcroghan Visitor Centre features a number of artefacts discovered within the midRoscommon landscape, previously residing in the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, and unavailable to public viewing. The collection represents the various aspects of the domestic, equestrian, feasting, ritual and at times, brutal lives of our ancestors.

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Visitor Reviews

  •   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

    Lochlainneach
    8/06/2019
  •   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

    Janine R
    8/02/2019
  •   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

    AliceR425
    7/29/2019
  •   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

    AideenBarr
    7/23/2019
  •   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

    Kathy C
    7/23/2019
  •   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

    aethelyn
    7/21/2019
  •   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

    Discoverso
    7/19/2019
  •   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

    claire1701a
    7/19/2019
  •   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

    744emk
    7/16/2019
  •   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

    Katrine D
    7/16/2019