Loughcrew Megalithic Centre

Our traditional Irish setting is nestled in the heart of Loughcrew’s Ancient Passage tombs.

We provide tours, accommodation and information on Loughcrew and the surrounding area in Co. Meath.

The ideal location to Discover Boyne Valley!

Offering beautiful space for workshops, parties and events just one hour from Dublin.

Our family friendly hostel and campsite is the perfect retreat from a hectic life.

 

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Loughcrew Megalithic Centre

The April Sun Shining Across The Hill Top
Loughcrew
County Meath
Ireland .
Image By Willie Forde's Photography Of Ireland's Hidden Heartlands
Loughcrew, possibly the oldest cemetery in the world, shrouded in myth and mystery.
One legend has it that the so-called burial mounds were created by a witches flying overhead and dropping pebbles on the landscape. Sounds hard to believe but who’s to say otherwise?
The tombs are located on three different hills. The largest of the three Cairn T has a vernal and Autumunal Equinox which is when the chamber becomes illuminated with sunlight.
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1 week ago

Loughcrew Megalithic Centre

Delighted to have Annette and her family stay with us during the week...happy to know you enjoyed your time in the beautiful surroundings of Loughcrew! 🤗Day 2 of Four Acorns / Quatre graines de chêne road trip in a camper van around Ireland's Ancient East. Today was a busy day with many highlights, starting with a guided tour of the Loughcrew cairns organised by Loughcrew Megalithic Centre, a visit of Athlone Castle and a river cruise with Viking River Cruises before settling down for the night at Lough Ree East Caravan and Camping Park.
But most striking of all was the incredibly warm welcome we received everywhere we went - meeting so many people passionate about their local area and heritage was simply heartwarming!

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Delighted to have Annette and her family stay with us during the week...happy to know you enjoyed your time in the beautiful surroundings of Loughcrew! 🤗

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It was an absolute pleasure to meet you guys. Thanks again for the incredibly warm welcome! Hats off to you for building such a gem of a place!

 

 

Loughcrew Passage Tombs

A short walk from our centre will bring you to Loughcrew’s Ancient Passage Tombs. These tombs are over 5,000 years old which makes them older than Newgrange. Hear about the legend of the witch who is credited for these tombs, sit on her throne and take in the breath-taking scenery from the Royal County’s highest point.

Upon entering the tomb you will see some amazing carvings all along the passage. Follow the path of the Equinox's sunlight to see the spectacular carved stone that the sun strikes twice a year. Look up at the corbeled roof that has kept this structure intact for thousands of year as you gaze at the mysterious art that our ancestors worked immensely to create.

Return to the warmth of Nelly's Kitchen Café where you can sip on our Bewley’s coffee and a homemade scone. Our children’s playground is located beside the courtyard where you can relax while the children play.

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