Rathcroghan Visitor Centre
At Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, you will experience a unique historical attraction in the very heart of County Roscommon. We have qualified archaeologists to tell the story of Ireland from deep in pre-history to destroyed medieval castles. Want to connect with the ancestors? Explore the mythical world of ancient deities. Or walk in the footsteps of Celtic kings and queens. Then visit us at the Ancient Royal Citadel of Connacht. The Rathcroghan Visitor Centre has facilities that have been certified as a Tripadvisor Centre of Excellence for 2015. We have informative, modern and interpretive rooms chronicling 6,000 years of human activity. Our aim is to reconnect you with this mysterious landscape. Rathcroghan boasts a multitude of monument types: stretching from the first farmers of prehistoric Ireland, to the stony remains of a medieval metropolis created by the O'Conor kings of Connacht. Kings were inaugurated at the ceremonial heart of Rathcroghan and the site is witness to the rise and fall of great tribes, wealthy chieftains and dynastic families. Some of these went on to rule the whole island as high kings, ensuring the continuing legacy of this unique complex well into the modern era.