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Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns

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Address: Slieve na Caillaigh Hills | Loughcrew, Oldcastle, Ireland
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Loughcrew Cairns are one of Meaths best kept secerts.The monumnets date...

Loughcrew Cairns are one of Meaths best kept secerts.The monumnets date back to 3.500BC and loughcrew tombs offer guided tours throughout these historic hills.

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What a view!

If you can, visit the cairns on a clear or sunny day as the view from it is amazing. The best part is getting there doesn't require too much effort as you'll be at the top before... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can, visit the cairns on a clear or sunny day as the view from it is amazing. The best part is getting there doesn't require too much effort as you'll be at the top before you know it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Steep climb up but well worth effort for magnificent view and the megalithic Cairns. Also the highest point in Co Meath

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful experience and in its way more impressive and less conveyor belt than Newgrange. There are dozens of passage graves clustered on two hillocks with neolithic carvings on many of them. We (and many others there on the day) were disappointed not to be able to access Cairn T (where apparantly there is a solar alignment twice a year)... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All I can say is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Great historical site to really appreciate the beauty of Old Castle/Co Meathe!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a true beauty of the midlands, it's not far from Castlepollard or Oldcastle in Co. Meath. I have been here on the morning of the Spring Equinox which they celebrate here and was treated to one of the best sunrises I have ever seen. There is carparking and also a great little café just down the road a... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Talk about a HIKE!!!!! These megalithic chambers are over 4000 bc and are the largest burial chamber passages in Ireland. You are able to go in and see the inside so it helps if you bring a little pin light to shine in the back (you can't travel deep with in). Few tips: to enter the tomb you will need... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had already been to Newgrange on a previous trip so decided to try Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns. If you are looking for an experience like Newgrange where you can walk back quite aways in the tomb - Loughcrew will disappoint as it is mostly still underground. However, if you like to explore on your own - this is the place.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely walk up the hill with wonderful view even on a damp day. Must be outstanding with blue sky.! Nice tea/coffee house near by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited the site this past week. It was freezing, but was worth the tremendous views and ancient sites at the top. The hill to get there is very steep and there are animal droppings everywhere. Wear good shoes! However, there are few tourists so you really get to see and enjoy the sights. Would highly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

It's a little bit of a hike up the hill but the views of the surrounding countryside and the cairns themselves were so very cool to see. We didn't grab the key from the Loughcrew Gardens because we ran out of time but we wish we had so we could have gone inside the largest and most intact of the... More 

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