Access to outside spaces only.
The Loughcrew cairns, also known as the Hills of the Witch, are a group of Neolithic passage tombs near Oldcastle in County Meath. Spread over four undulating peaks, the tombs are of great antiquity, dating to 3000 BC.
Cairn T is one of the largest tombs in the complex. Inside it lies a cruciform chamber, a corbelled roof and some of the most beautiful examples of Neolithic art in Ireland. The cairn is aligned to sunrise at the spring and autumn equinoxes and at these times people gather there to greet the first rays of the sun.
Guided tours of the site explore the history and mythology of these fascinating monuments.
Restricted Opening times – Guide on site May 27th 28th . June 1st – June 6th inclusive rest of summer to be confirmed
Open: 10:00 – 17:00
Average Length of Visit: 1 hour.
The climb to Cairn T is very steep and visitors are asked to wear suitable footwear and to be careful.
There is no access for visitors in wheelchairs.
Please note the approach road is very narrow and extreme caution is needed.
Due to ongoing conservation works access to the interior of Cairn T is not possible at present.
The rest of the monuments on the hill are not affected by this necessary work.
- Car park
- Guided tours
- Limited Access
- No climbing