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Rathcroghan

Follow in the footsteps of Queen Medb at Connacht’s ancient capital

9:15 – 16:30 Monday to Saturday

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Rathcroghan

Follow in the footsteps of Queen Medb at Connacht’s ancient capital

9:15 – 16:30 Monday to Saturday

See all opening times

Admission

Rathcroghan Museum Admission
€5 Adults 18 to 64 years old
€3 Children 10 to 17 years old
Free Child under 10 years old
€4 Seniors 65+ years old
€4 Students with Student ID
€4 Group 10+ All ages

Rathcroghan Guided Archaeological Tour
Includes Museum Entrance
€15 Adults 18 to 64 years old
€6 Children 10 to 17 years old
Free Child under 110 years old
€13 Seniors 65+ years old
€13 Students with Student ID
€12 Group 10+ All ages
€10 Group 20+ All ages

Getting here

Rathcroghan Visitor Centre
Tulsk
Castlerea
Co. Roscommon

F45 HH51

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Rathcroghan

Tightly packed into a few square kilometres of the Roscommon landscape at Rathcroghan lie over 240 archaeological sites. These include Stone Age tombs and royal burial mounds, great ringforts and places of ceremonial inauguration.
The legendary Oweynagat (Cave of the Cats), for example, is regarded as the origin-place of the festival of Samhain. Fearful Christian scribes described Oweynagat as Ireland’s Gate to Hell. A two-metre standing stone, meanwhile, is said to mark the grave of King Dathi, the last pagan king of Ireland, who died when he was struck by lightning in the Alps.
Perhaps most impressively, the great warrior Queen Medb ruled all of Connacht from her home at Rathcroghan.
Experience Rathcroghan’s rich archaeology, mythology and history through our interpretive rooms and expertly guided tours. The Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, the home of our museum, is located in the medieval village of Tulsk, Co. Roscommon.
(This is a Communities Involvement Initiative Project, supported by the OPW.)

Opening Times

Open all Year (Monday to Saturday) 9:15 – 16:30 Last museum admission 16:00 Guided Sites Tours 12:00; 14:00 (summer only) Average Length of Visit: 2 hours

Notice

For the guided sites tour, visitors are advised to wear weather protective clothing and shoes suitable for walking over uneven terrain.

Contact

Rathcroghan Visitor Centre
Tulsk
Castlerea
Co. Roscommon


F45 HH51

+353 (0)71 9639268

Getting Here

16km from Roscommon signposted from N61 or 11km from Strokestown from N5

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Facilities

  • Audio Visual Show
  • Baby Changing
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Brochure
  • Cafe
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Gift Shop
  • Guided tours
  • Interpretive exhibit
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilet
  • WiFi

Restrictions

  • Limited Access

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