Oldcastle

Sit and sip an excellent coffee and delicious cake while watching the kids play outside. Situated in Historic Gardens this is the perfect place to relax and unwind away from the hustle and bustle of town. Open 7 days 10am - 5pm during summer.

Located in the Boyne Valley and beside the 5,000 year old Loughcrew Cairns is Loughcrew Megalithic Centre. At Loughcrew Megalithic centre visitors will find Nelly’s Kitchen Café, Maggie Heaney’s Cottage and Benny’s Workshop. These traditional thatched cottages surround the courtyard where people love to sit and relax after an enjoyable hike up to the highest point in the Boyne Valley.

Accommodation at Loughcrew Megalithic Centre
Our cozy hostel can sleep 16 and some of our facilities include a kitchen, common area and washing facilities. Our campsite is surrounded by mature trees and consists of 15 hardstanding berths with electric hook up. If you feel like getting back to nature we have plenty of room for tents. Guests can also make use of our playground, tv room and games room.

Located in the Boyne Valley and beside the 5,000 year old Loughcrew Cairns is Loughcrew Megalithic Centre. At Loughcrew Megalithic centre visitors will find Nelly’s Kitchen Café, Maggie Heaney’s Cottage and Benny’s Workshop. These traditional thatched cottages surround the courtyard where people love to sit and relax after an enjoyable hike up to the highest point in the Boyne Valley.

Farrellys bar is a truly authentic family run traditional Irish Pub. At Farrellys, we are famous for the quality of our pint of Guinness. As well as providing a traditional atmosphere we have a very pleasant outdoor area, a modern Wi-Fi network and live music every Thursday and Sunday nights.

Established in 2004, The Kraft Kaffee & Vintage Shop sells organic coffees, light lunches and homemade snacks.

Tourist Information Point with brochures and maps of the Boyne Valley.

All crafts are Irish made with a selection of vintage clothing and jewellery.

Opening hours

Loughcrew Gardens

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:

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Loughcrew Gardens

Loughcrew Cairns

Due to ongoing conservation works access to the interior of Cairn T is not possible at present.

The rest of the monuments on the hill are not affected by this necessary work.

OPW regret any inconvenience caused.

Loughcrew, with a concentration of around 30 passage tombs, is one of the most important prehistoric cemeteries in Ireland.

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Loughcrew Cairns

Oldcastle

The town of Oldcastle was the 18th century creation of the Naper family, who received parts of the Plunkett estate following the cromwellian wars. Due in part to the continuation of a Gaelic way of life, the area, suffered badly during the Great Famine (1845-‘9) in comparison with richer, more arable and more progressive areas in the southern part of Co. Meath. The poorest inhabitants were obliterated by starvation and emigration. Nonetheless, land patterns still visible today reveal a strong attachment to pastoral farming of ‘Gaelic Culture'.

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Oldcastle

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