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Rathcroghan Visitor Centre
Rathcroghan Co. Roscommon
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Rathcroghan Visitor Centre in the medieval village of Tulsk, County Roscommon is part of the archaeological landscape of Cruachan Aí, the oldest and largest unexcavated royal site in Ireland. Explore the history of the area and discover the origins of Halloween.

Discover archaeological sites and protected national monuments in the Rathcroghan landscape. These vary from Stone Age tombs and royal burial mounds to great ring forts, ceremonial inauguration sites, and massive linear earthworks. Wander through this wealth of mythology, archaeology, history across the Roscommon landscape. Learn where our Iron Age and medieval ancestors lived and how they survived.

Explore Rathcroghan and medieval Tulsk through its year-round, award-winning interpretive exhibition rooms. Walk through the heritage and stories of Connacht’s prehistoric royal capital. Tread across this ancient landscape in the footsteps of the great warrior Queen Medb, who ruled all of Connacht from her home at Rathcroghan.

Climb to the top of the majestic and enigmatic Rathcroghan Mound before experiencing the legendary Oweynagat (Cave of the Cats), regarded as the official home of Halloween and described as Ireland’s 'gate to hell'.