Access to outside spaces only.
The Office of Public Works will have staff on Carnbane East at Loughcrew on the mornings of 21, 22 and 23 September for Equinox Dawn from 07:15 to 20:30.
There will be no access to the interior of Cairn T. If you are planning on being there, please dress warmly and wear sensible shoes. The climb to the top of the hill is steep and may be slippery so please take care. All welcome!
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.
28 May – 26 August Daily 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