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- Directions: 3km east of Oldcastle, off R163, about 80km northwest of Dublin
- Recommended Clothing: The climb to both sites is very steep and visitors are asked to wear stout footwear and to be careful.
- Disabled Access: Unfortunately, there is no access for visitors in wheelchairs.
- Guides: Guides will always be in attendance while visitors go inside the tomb, max number 7. Average Length of Visit: 1 hour
- Facilities: Public car/coach parking area, toilets. Please note that the approach road is very narrow and extreme caution is needed.
- Opening Times: Open 2nd June- – 31st Aug. Daily 10am – 6pm
- Admission Prices: Key to Cairn must be returned by 17:30 at the latest.
- OPW: The Loughcrew Cairns are one of Ireland’s archaeological treasures and can be found just 3km east of Oldcastle, County Meath. The site comprises a group of 5,000-year-old Neolithic passage tombs.
Loughcrew CairnsOldcastle Meath - Ireland East
The Loughcrew Cairns, also known as the ‘Hills of the Witch’, are a group of Neolithic passage tombs dating back 5,000 years. They are situated just 3km east of Oldcastle in County Meath. The tombs are spread out over three different hills and inside Cairn T, one of the largest tombs, visitors can see a cruciform chamber, corbelled roof and stunning examples of Neolithic art. During the vernal and autumnal equinoxes, people traditionally gather at dawn to watch sunlight enter the Cairn T chamber and illuminate the interior of the tomb. The last admission to Cairn T is 45 minutes before closing.
ContactTelephone+353 (0)49 854 1240
Fax:+353 (0)41 982 3071
Address: Corstown, Oldcastle, Co Meath, Republic Of Ireland