Category Archives: The Cairns

Loughcrew Spring Equinox 2017

Loughcrew Spring Equinox 2017 It’s that time of year again when the days are getting long and a special event happens at Loughcrew. Celebrate this wonderful spectacle and relax with some intimate events at Loughcrew Megalithic Centre. Full details below: Sunday 12th March 15.00 – Equinox Art Exhibition by Dave Gavin, Elanor Thompson & Sandra…
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Jonathan Swift’s Loughcrew Poem

The hills at Loughcrew are commonly known by their Irish name: Sliabh na Caillí. Meaning Mountain of the Witch. This comes from the local legend about how the Cairns were formed. Jonathan Swift heard of this story and put it to verse.   Determined now her tomb to build, 
Her ample skirt with stones she…
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Loughcrew Guide Books

With a range of books and information leaflets on the Cairns, which one is right for you? 1. Loughcrew Megalithic Centre Information Leaflet Available from the coffee and souvenir shop at the centre at the start point of the Loughcrew Cairns. This leaflet is the basic guide to the hills with a close up map…
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Tips For Visiting Loughcrew

Loughcrew With a history older than Newgrange and stunning 360˚ views it's easy to see why this hidden gem is becoming more popular. Here are some tips if you are visiting for the first time: Dress for the weather No matter what time of the year, it can get quite cold on the top of…
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