Rathcroghan - Royal Celtic Site

Contact Details

Address: Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, Cruachan Aí, Tulsk, Co Roscommon.

Telephone No: +353 71 9639268

Fax No: N/A

email: info@rathcroghan.ie

Website: www.rathcroghan.ie


Opening Hours

All year: Monday - Saturday    09.00 - 17.00

May - October:  Sunday  12.00 - 16.00

(and by appointment out of season)

Average length of visit:

Exhibition tour:  45 min - 1 hour

Site Visit:           1hour - 1hour 30 min

Combined:         2 hours

Admission Fees

Adult: €5.00
Sen: €4.50
Student: €4.00
Child: €3.00
Family: €13.00
Groups 10+: €4.00

Site Tour
Adult: €5.00
Sen: €4.50
Student: €4.00
Child: €3.00
Family: €13.00
Groups 10+: €4.00

Adult: €8.00
Sen: €7.50
Student: €7.00
Child: €5.00
Family: €20.00
Groups 10+: €7.00

Please Note
Min charge of €20 for site tours – prices indicate normal price per extra person after 4 people.
Family = 2 Adult, up to 5 children.
Please note the OPW Heritage Card and Free Wednesdays initiative allow for free admission to the exhibition rooms only.


Parking, Access for people with disabilities to Rathcroghan Visitor Centre @ Cruachan Aí, Toilet Facilities, Baby Changing & Bottle warming, Child friendly, Book & Craft Shop, Maps & Equipment, AV Presentation, Café, Presentation/Meeting Rooms. Exhibition in English.  Rathcroghan Complex archaeological sites have limited mobility access.

 Please note the OPW Heritage Card and Free Wednesdays initiative allow for free admission to the exhibition rooms only.








This is a Communities Involvement Initiative Project, supported by the O.P.W.

Hidden within the tranquil scenery of North Co. Roscommon is the Ancient Royal Site of Cruachan (Rathcroghan), a four square mile archaeological complex dating back over 5000 years. The literary home of Queen Meave, the Warrior Queen mentioned in the Ulster Cycle and the main protagonist in the story of the Táin Bó Cuailnge (Cattle Raid of Cooley), Rathcroghan is one of 5 ancient Provincial Royal sites dating back to the Iron Age and played a central part in the ancient history of Ireland.

Description of Rathcroghan Mound

Also located within the Rathcroghan complex is Oweynagat (Cave of the Cats) a natural stone cave which has been used since the Bronze Age, and is noted as the entrance to the Otherworld. 

Visitors can experience these sites though our exhibition and Visitor centre located @ Cruachan Aí in Tulsk Village, or on a field trip with our experienced local guides.

Visitors are advised to wear weather protective clothing and footwear suitable for walking on uneven terrain on field trips. 


Location:Tulsk Village, Co Roscommon.

Bus Route(s):  Dublin to Ballina Route 22- direct. http://www.buseireann.ie/pdf/1300967882-22.pdf  

Contact Bus Eireann, Travel Centre +353 1 8366111, or go online for schedule and details.

Guided Tours:  yes                

Leaflet/Guide book:  English, German, French, Italian, Polish.

Seasonal Events:  yes

Photography / Video allowed:  yes

Additional Information: A/V presentation 10 min – English language Only

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