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Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns

Slieve na Caillaigh Hills | Loughcrew, Oldcastle, Ireland
+353 86 721 6614
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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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“coffee shop” (16 reviews)
“steep climb” (9 reviews)
“passage tomb” (17 reviews)
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Slieve na Caillaigh Hills | Loughcrew, Oldcastle, Ireland
+353 86 721 6614
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Collected key from local cafe (only in Ireland !), and went up the hill. Much, much, much smaller than Newgrange, but the same construction techniques. With the key, you let yourself in and contemplate, alone in silence. Totally different experience than with the busloads at...More

Thank Almostgreynomad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing passage tomb without the formality of Newgrange. It is a bit of a climb, very enjoyable scenery on a nice day. Upon arrival we were greeted by a guide, who just handed us a torch and in we went. Neat to have the place...More

Thank gotwine2015
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Well worth the walk up the stairs and the hike to the top to see the Megalithic Cairns. They are supposed to be older than New Grange or Stonehenge. Outstanding views of the area, especially on a fine day.

Thank eileenb423
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Loughcrew Cairns access insulates it a bit from being overrun. For many, it's modestly inconvenient both in the sense of away from traditional tourist routes as well as immediate access as in uphill climb. Nearby there are somewhat similar preservations much more accessible and surrounded...More

Thank preglad
Reviewed 18 October 2017

It was a very rainy day, but we braved the weather, signed out the key from the coffee shop, and saw a spectacular site. There is a tour bus that take people up there as well, but they also have to sign out a key....More

Thank Doug_and_Amy
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Well worth the walk to enjoy this magical place. The views from the top on a clear day are phenomenal ... breathtaking !

Thank Anne-Marie G
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We hadn't heard of this spot before booking our campsite. There is a steepish climb up from the parking area, but there were very few people around so it was easy to stop and have a look around. There is no charge for admission but...More

Thank mumdadthreekids
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We visited on a rainy, windy, day, and it was still fabulous. It's definitely worth the trudge up the hill--I'm out of shape and it took me 25 minutes, including two stops to catch my breath. At the top I could see vague shapes of...More

1  Thank JRMNebraska
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

nice climb to top with sheep around..... What a view at top. Camp site nice..busy with tents. Facilities very good...games room, kitchen ..hob..sink..charge points. Cafe .. Wee shop

Thank George G
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We went here with 4 children. It is about a 15 / 20 minute walk uphill to the site from the entrance. The site has 1 well preserved Cairn and several others which have been damaged over time. The views are stunning and well worth...More

Thank Louise_M3
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