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<span>Archaeological</span> Sites

Archaeological Sites

Rathcroghan Visitor Centre

Hidden within the tranquil scenery of North Co. Roscommon is the Ancient Royal Site of Cruachan (Rathcroghan), a four square mile archaeological complex dating back over 5000 years. The literary home of Queen Meave, the Warrior Queen mentioned in the Ulster Cycle and the main protagonist in the story of the Táin Bó Cuailnge (Cattle Raid of Cooley), Rathcroghan is one of 5 ancient Provincial Royal sites dating back to the Iron Age and played a central part in the ancient history of Ireland.

Also located within the Rathcroghan complex is Oweynagat (Cave of the Cats) a natural stone cave which has been used since the Bronze Age, and is noted as the entrance to the Otherworld and origin location for the festival of Samhain, our Halloween.

Visitors can experience these sites at Rathcroghan Visitor Centre located in Tulsk Village, or on a field trip with our experienced local guides.

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From Tubbercurry take the N17 south to Charlestown, In the centre of the town turn left then right onto the N17 (signposted Galway, Dublin N5), At roundabout take the 1st exit, then turn left onto the N5 (signposted Dublin), Follow the N5 through Ballaghaderreen, Frenchpark and Bellanagare, then continue on to Tulsk. The Rathcroghan Visitor Centre is located in the centre of the town on the left hand side.


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