Rathcroghan Visitor Centre (17.8km/15mins drive)
Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, located in Tulsk Co. Roscommon is known as the Ancient Capital of Connacht, where the festival of Samhain (Halloween) is said to originate. This majestic landscape is the oldest and largest unexcavated Royal Site in Europe. Experience Rathcroghan’s rich archaeology, mythology and history through interpretive exhibitions and expertly guided tours. Rathcroghan Visitor Centre is only a short 15 minute drive from Gleesons Roscommon making it an ideal day out to discover Roscommon’s rich heritage.
At Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, visit the interpretive museum filled with exhibitions on our medieval ancestors, the iron age and the role of Rathcroghan in the Táin Bó Cúailnge (Cattle Raid of Cooley),and Queen Medb’s struggle against the might of Cú Chulainn and the Ulaid (Ulstermen). It is also home to 35 pieces of artifacts discovered on this ancient Roscommon landscape, these pieces depict the lifestyle of our ancestors. Enjoy the interactive exhibits and audio-visual presentations on display at the Museum at the Rathcroghan Visitor Centre or go all in for a guided tour.
Guided Tours at Rathcroghan
Discover the historic landscape and journey through time to explore the Rathcroghan Mound and the surrounding monuments. Listen to stories from the past and learn more about the Neolithic Period, Bronze Age and Iron Age. The tour then continues to Ireland’s very own “Gate to Hell” called Oweynagat. During Halloween Rathcroghan Visitor Centre offers a unique tour called “The Origins of Samhain Oweynagat Cave Tour” annually this exciting tour books out fast and is an excellent time of year to visit the mystical Roscommon.
Guests of Gleesons Roscommon
We are delighted to team up with Rathcroghan Visitor Centre and offer our guests a discount on tickets to this amazing local attraction. Details will be provided once a booking has been made.