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

  •   We travelled to Rathcroghan in a group of eight from Tour Guiding course in Dublin.
    We all knew about the Royal site at Tara and Newgrange but we were... read more

    helenfX8613RW
    3/21/2020
  •   This was a great tour...highly recommended. Would love to return with some friends. Well done tour guide.

    raynasura
    3/07/2020
  •   If you are in the West you must visit Rathcroghan and take the tour led by the mighty Mike, who brings this unique place alive with his depth of knowledge.... read more

    SarahO855YE
    3/02/2020
  •   Great tour into our medieval past and very informative tour guide Daniel Great value for Money lovely cafe and visitors center Overall a great day out

    frankdV9587MZ
    2/06/2020
  •   The tour guide we had was Daniel Curley and he was brilliant. He made sure to answer all of the questions we had and was very helpful to our little... read more

    devsc232
    2/06/2020
  •   The museum is really excellent, there is a very interesting exhibition on the history of the site and the landscape. There are two films, one explains the archaeology of the... read more

    ArchaeologistD
    1/11/2020
  •   Really interesting tour. Mike the guide was really enthusiastic and knowledgable. Fantastic value for money as tour lasted over 2 hours. Great way to break a drive west or to... read more

    84gerryc
    1/03/2020
  •   The site is incredibly brought to life by Mike's thorough and entertaining knowledge, incredible centre this place is of history and myth. Left with a sense of connection to the... read more

    MarthaSK
    12/06/2019
  •   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