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Spring Equinox Events at Loughcrew Megalithic Centre

It has been 2 years since we got to celebrate a Spring Equinox with you here at Loughcrew Megalithic Centre. We are very much looking forward to welcoming the sunrise on the 20th March. We have organised a number of events to take place over the weekend of the 18th - 20th March to mark the occasion.

See below for a list of events. Please note most events need to be booked, details of how to do so is included.

Friday 18th March

Loughcrew Megalithic Centre
00353 (0)86 736 1948

Loughcrew Megalithic Centre, Summerbank, Oldcastle, Co. Meath. A82 A6N7

Fri, Mar 18 2022, 11am - 5pm

Meath's T Cairns Climb (Climb with Charlie)

Climb Loughcrew T Cairns in association with "Climb with Charlie" , Charlie Bird is climbing Croagh Patrick in county Mayo on the same day and asking people around the country of Ireland to climb their local mountain on the same day in aid of Pieta House and Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.

More details.

Loughcrew Cairns,


Co. Meath

Sat, Apr 2 2022, 11am - 3pm

Wildlife Month at Loughcrew Estate and Gardens

Coming soon.....Wildlife Month at Loughcrew Estate and Gardens.

Loughcrew Estate and Gardens is an ideal place to spend some time in the great outdoors and this spring visitors will be able to enjoy "Wildlife Month" which starts during the February school mid-term break. It will run for the full week of the mid-term and then every weekend until St Patrick's Day.

Loughcrew Estate and Gardens
+353 49 854 1356

Loughcrew Gardens & Estate 

Oldcastle, Co Meath, A82 X4Y1

Fri, Feb 18 - Fri, Mar 18 2022, All day

Until the Dew Falls: SoFFT Nights Equinox series at Loughcrew House

As the stretch in the evenings draws shorter and the air turns cooler, we welcome the oncoming turn of the season. In celebration of the Autumn Equinox we will be producing a live performance film, shot on location in the beautiful Co. Meath, at the historic site of the Loughcrew cairns and estate.

087 7835372

Loughcrew Estate & Gardens,


Co. Meath

A82 X4Y1

Sat, Sep 25 2021, 7 - 9pm

Hill Walking at Loughcrew

Start Point of Walk: Loughcrew Cairns

Guided tours in Summer months

Description of route:  Hillwalk

Length and duration of walk: 3-4km

Difficulty Level: Medium challenge

Features: The Loughcrew Complex are smaller in scale than the monuments of Newgrange, Knowth & Dowth however are 5000 years old. Stunning views await the visitor.

Proximity to tourist service facilities: Oldcastle and Kells are close by

087 0524975

Corstown, Oldcastle, Co Meath 


Loughcrew Megalithic Centre

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.

0867361948 and 0872113624

Loughcrew, Oldcastle, Co. Meath


Oldcastle Kraft Kaffee and Tourist Point

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

Tuesday Wednesday and Fridays

10 am - 5 pm


10 am - 4 pm

Oldcastle Kraft Kaffee and Tourist Point Slider Image
+353 (0) 49 8542645

No. 1 Ardfrail Court Millbrook Road Oldcastle Co. Meath A82 D589