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Loughcrew Megalithic Centre

Loughcrew Megalithic Centre- Camping Facilities

Located beside the 5,000 year old Loughcrew Cairns is where you will find Loughcrew Megalithic Centre. Visitors to the area have a choice of accommodation. Our campsite is surrounded by mature trees and consists of  our fantastic glamping village and 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.

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Loughcrew, Oldcastle, Co. Meath

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Loughcrew Cairns

Limited Access

Access to outside spaces only.

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.

 

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OPW, Cortown, Oldcastle, Co Meath

From M1 Motorway

At junction 10, take the N51 exit.

Merge onto M3

Continue onto R154

Continue onto L2800 Turn right Destination will be on the left

From Dublin M3

Continue onto Navan Road/N3, take exit onto R163

Continue onto R154

Turn right to stay on R154

Continue onto L2800

Turn right

Destination will be on the left

Limited Access

Access to outside spaces only.

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Loughcrew Cairns; Hill of the Witch

The grandest concentration of Neolithic passage tombs in Ireland can be found at Loughcrew. Local folklore maintains that the site is the work of the “monster woman” who once ruled the area. Loughcrew`s name in Irish is Sliabh na Callaí meaning “Hill of the Witch” or “Hags Hill.” The name of the ancient hag was Garavogue, known locally as An Cailleach Bhéara. This witch or hag may have had her origins in the Celtic goddess Buí, whom we encounter at Knowth in Brú na Bóinne. She was a Moon Goddess or Earth Mother.

Loughcrew Gardens

Spring 2021 Update:

Gardens & Grounds open Saturday and Sunday from 11-4pm.

Our gardens and grounds are now OPEN.
Opening times are between 11 – 4pm Saturday and Sunday only.
While the tearooms are currently unavailable to sit in, the coffee shop will be open to sell garden tickets and takeaway tea & coffee’s etc.
Please note we will be asking all visitors to observe strict social distancing at all times along with wearing a face mask upon entry of the coffee shop.
We look forward to welcoming you here at Loughcrew Estate

+353 (0)49 8541356
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Loughcrew Estate, Loughcrew, Oldcastle, Co. Meath, A82 X4Y1

From M1 Motorway

At junction 10, take the N51 exit.

Merge onto M3

Continue onto R154

Continue onto L2800

 

From Dublin M3

Continue onto Navan Road/N3, take exit onto R163

Continue onto R154

Turn right to stay on R154

Continue onto L2800

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ADULT €7

CHILD €3.50

O.A.P. €5

GROUPS

Discounts Available

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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'.

From M1 Motorway

At junction 10, take the N51 exit.

Merge onto M3

Continue onto R154
 

From Dublin M3

Continue onto Navan Road/N3, take exit onto R163

Continue onto R154

Turn right to stay on R154

Turn right onto Cavan Street/R195

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Patrickstown View

It is possible to walk up Patrick's Hill from the viewing point at Patrickstown. Part of the Loughcrew complex of passage tombs, Patrick's Hill has several ‘'cairns'' (or mounds) which conceal Neolithic passage tombs. There are also the remains of several standing stones. Patrick's Hill is one of three hilltops that make up Loughcrew; the site itself spans a ridge of land that runs roughly eastwest across the middle of Ireland. The Loughcrew hills are the highest in Co. Meath, and are each peppered with various monuments.

+353 (0)49 8541240 (seasonal)
brunaboinne@opw.ie

OPW, Cortown, Oldcastle, Co Meath

From M1 Motorway

At junction 10, take the N51 exit.

Merge onto M3

Continue onto R154

Turn right to stay on R154

Destination will be on the right

From Dublin M3

Continue onto Navan Road/N3, take exit onto R163

Continue onto R154

Turn right to stay on R154

Turn right to stay on R154

Destination will be on the right

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