Loughcrew Guided Tour
Location: Loughcrew Megalithic Centre, Maggie Heaney's Cottage and Loughcrew Cairns
Time: 10am & 3pm (Contact us for different time options)
Duration: 1.5 hrs aprox.
Price: €12 (Tea/Coffee & Scone Included)
The internationally sought after Loughcrew Megalithic Tombs Guided Tour is located in the heart of the Boyne Valley and Ireland’s Ancient East. Local guide and history enthusiast Fechin Heery takes you on a 1.5 hour tour of the ancient cairns of Loughcrew.
Join a tradition of over 5,000 years as you travel with a native that knows each Cairn and the significance of this important site.
Meet at Maggie Heaney’s, owner Niall’s great grandmother’s cottage and then venture up Sliabh na Caillí (Mountain of the Witch) and rise to the highest point in the Boyne Valley.
25 minutes will take you to the top where you can see 18 counties of a clear day from this 276m high point.
Sit on the throne of a powerful witch and learn of her tragic downfall. Among the ruins of a prehistoric civilization stands the 5,300-year-old passage tomb, Cairn T which you enter as part of the tour.
This feat of Neolithic engineering captures the sunlight of the Equinox. This journey will come alive as each art motif and the timing of the sunlight is recreated using a simple light show.
Loughcrew was certainly visited by ancient people from miles around and is linked by the river Blackwater and the Boyne to Newgrange. These visits inspired the later monumental structures in the Bru na Broinne complex.
When you emerge from the ancient tomb you will have the time to relax and understand why this spot was chosen. You will get a deep understanding as to what drove our ancestors to create what they did.
After hiking and exploring, enjoy complimentary tea/coffee and homemade scone at Neilly’s cafe, Niall’s grandmother’s kitchen!
To best experience this unique site why not stay in our cottage hostel or spend the night in our cosy yurt. You can even bring a tent or campervan to our caravan park. With a café and all necessary facilities on-site you will feel right at home.