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Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns, Oldcastle

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  • One of the most peaceful beautiful places i have been with our caravan. The owner of the campsite Niall was very friendly and helpful. Facilities were good. Hot showers. Games room. Cafe and playgroun...  more »
  • This is a great free activity in the Oldcastle area for anyone that enjoys a good walk and spectacular views. They say you can see "18 Counties" on a clear day. I have no idea if that's true, or even ...  more »
  • This would be a difficult climb for older people but the view from the top of distant counties is marvellous especially on a clear day. The entrance to the cairn is locked but you can get the key loca...  more »
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  • Amazing place. You cab climb to the top of the big cairn and it is very amazing you can see ton of Ireland in each way!
  • This is a wonderful site. Do collect the key from Loughcrew Gardens down the narrow road several kilometers from the cairns (not the visitors centre right near the cairns) before heading up. The inside of the mounds is fabulous - great stone carvings that are more intricate than most I've seen. Update: Having now visited Fourknocks, Newgrange, Dowth and Knowth, I think Loughcrew is the best combination of an authentic looking passage tomb, stone carvings, access to the tomb, additional surrounding tombs, no charge, and remote and quiet so you don't feel like you're doing a commercial tour. If I could do only one, it would be this one!
  • Go to Loughcrew Gardens before going to the Cairns. You can get a key to the gate at the Cairn T entrance. Last time to get a key is 3:30pm. Then go explore at your leisure. The is a steep climb up, takes approximately 20 minutes, to the top of the hill where Cairn T is located. On a windy day, cover your ears!
  • Loughcrew is near Oldcastle, County Meath, Ireland.. Loughcrew is a site of considerable historical importance in Ireland
  • One of the best sites we visited in Ireland. It's not terribly extensive, but it was a great short hike up the hill, a nice central burial mound, a few smaller tombs surrounding it where you can see the layout of the burial chambers, and a beautiful view.