Address: Corstown, Oldcastle, Co. Meath
Telephone No: June - August + 353 49 854 1240
Fax No: +353 41 982 3071 (Brú na Bóinne)
29th May - 16th June: Thurs - Mon 10.00 - 18.00
17th June - 3rd September: Daily 10.00 - 18.00
Last admission to Cairn T 45 minutes before closing.
Average Length of Visit: 1 hour
Public car/coach parking area. Please note the approach road is very narrow and extreme caution is needed. There are no toilet facilities.
The Loughcrew Cairns, also known as the Hills of the Witch, are a group of Neolithic passage tombs dating to 3000 BC. The tombs are located on three different hills and Cairn T, one of the largest tombs in the complex, is situated on Cairnbane East. Inside this tomb lies a cruciform chamber, a corbelled roof and some of the most beautiful examples of Neolithic art in Ireland. During the Vernal and Autumn Equinox people gather at dawn in Cairn T to watch sunlight enter the chamber and illuminate the inside of the tomb.
Location: 3km east of Oldcastle. off R163, about 80km north-west of Dublin.
Bus Route(s): Contact Bus Eireann, Travel Centre +353 1 836 6111
Max No: 7 All groups of 10 or more must be pre-booked.
Guides will always be in attendance while visitors go inside the tomb.
Leaflet/Guide book: English
Seasonal Events: Please check in advance using contact details listed above.
Photography / Video allowed: Yes. Consent required for commercial purposes.
Additional Information: The climb to Cairn T is very steep and visitors are asked to wear suitable footwear and to be carfeful. There is no access for visitors in wheelchairs.