Loughcrew Gardens are full of history, beauty, fantasy, and atmosphere making the visit a magical experience.
As the Winter sets in and the days get shorter we are revising our opening hours for the months ahead. Our coffee shop will now be open for lunch on the following days:
- Friday 11am – 3pm
- Saturdays 10am -5pm
- Sundays 10am-5pm
- Mondays 11am-3pm
The Fairy Trail and Gardens will remain open to visitors 7 days a week during daylight hours. Take-away coffee, tea, hot chocolate, scones and brownies will still be available Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays – please just ding the bell for service and we will be right with you!
The key for the cairn is unavailable until further notice as the OPW are carrying out extensive surveys and maintenance of the site. The walk up the hill remains open to the public and we have plenty of books and literature here in the coffee shop so please do still visit!
The ancient Yew Walk, medieval mote and St. Oliver Plunkett's family church create a spirit of history with a ‘grotesque' grotto with tortured pillars guarding a rockery of fantasy tree fairy sculptures. With something for all the family, the hidden story of Alice in Wonderland and a small playground keep the younger visitors happy, while the insect walk with giant bugs and hidden reptiles appeals to the older children. The canal, ponds, the water mill and cascades all create a stunning atmosphere.
Listen to some wonderful audio on Loughcrew Cairns - part of the Boyne Valley Drive