Rathcroghan Visitor Centre

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Rathcroghan Visitor Centre is located in the medieval village of Tulsk, within the royal complex of Cruachan, the oldest and largest unexcavated royal complex in Europe. Rathcroghan archaeological complex has a huge concentration of sites – over 240 in all, contained within a 6km² area. With everything from Neolithic tombs to Iron Age burial mounds, ringforts to standing stones, the great ceremonial mound of Rathcroghan and even Ireland’s Gate to Hell, this landscape has to be seen to be believed.

Alongside the archaeology is a fascinating early medieval literature, it being the home, after all, of the Great Warrior Queen of Connacht, Medb (Maeve), who sent vast armies out in search of the Brown Bull of Cooley. Explore Rathcroghan and medieval Tulsk through the new interpretive exhibition, take a guided tour of the archaeological complex with one of the knowledgeable guides, or visit the sites at your own pace. While you’re here, relax in the award-winning Táin Café, pick up a unique memento of your visit to Connacht’s ancient capital in their gift shop, and most of all, have fun!

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