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Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns

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“coffee shop”(16 reviews)
“passage tomb”(19 reviews)
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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Slieve na Caillaigh Hills | Loughcrew, Oldcastle, Ireland
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All reviews steep climb coffee shop passage tomb highest point well worth the effort own pace sunny day lovely walk views are spectacular take your time county meath stone carvings magical place flash light well worth the trip tour group amazing site
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take a trip back in time while you explore these ancient cairns. Step inside the largest one and trace your fingers over carvings in the stones! Be sure to sit in the witch's seat too as you enjoy panoramic views of the rolling green countryside...More

Thank Mayryanna C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The climb up the hill is so worth it! Bring a flashlight to see the amazing carvings on all the walls.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting experience. We arranged a guided tour with the megalithic centre. I think that made it much more interesting and worthwhile than to go alone as there is limited interpretive signage. We learned so much about the site and the history of the area....More

Thank Tango-7
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

We missed the Neolithic ruins closer to the coast but a helpful young man at the Oldcastle House Hotel suggested this was worthy of a look. Don't forget to pickup the keys beforehand from the Loughcrew Gardens team.

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Visited Loughcrew monument and surrounding area. Very enjoyable. Especially enjoyable during early part of morning. Not many tourists, excellent views.

Thank majella c
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

There's is a pretty good time to the tombs, but it's worth it. This whole area is so interesting and fascinating to learn about.

Thank beth ann k
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Parking is at the base and it is then a steep walk firstly up some steps then up the hill. The views along the walk up and then at the top are just beautiful. A staff member was in attendance from the Conservatory and provided...More

Thank Trendetter
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Went to visit the cairns on a misty day with very few other tourists around. The hill IS a steep climb and I had to stop a few times (I am in my mid 60s, semi fit.) The view around the hill though is so...More

Thank SFNM28
Reviewed 16 August 2018

It's a rather steep climb to get to Loughcrew, but well worth the effort. Wear sturdy shoes and, as the majority of the climb is a grass path, be mindful of your step. The views from the top are exquisite and the history and folklore...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2018

This cairn is open in the summer and contains good examples of rock art. The young man, Andrew, who was the attendant was a mine of information about this cairn and others. Not for the unfit or those with walking difficulties.

Thank Patricia O
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Response from Rosemary27652 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Donald My espouse is the same as the previous one. I was a visitor and don't manage the site. I suggest you look at the site's web-site and / or contact the site direct. Kind regards Rosemary