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- Small family-run site at the foot of the Loughcrew cairns
- Mature trees, heritage museum, events hall, music sessions and café
- A 10-minute walk from the ancient Loughcrew complex and Cairn T
A lot of – OK, most of – Ireland is properly ancient. But one of the ancientest areas in all the land is the Loughcrew complex, a collection of megalithic burial grounds dating back to around 3500 to 3300BC and the biggest mass of passage graves in Ireland. Cor.
And near all this ancientness is warm and friendly Loughcrew Megalithic Centre, at the foot of the Loughcrew cairns 45 minutes from Dublin and two hours from Galway. It has quite a bit more than you'd expect from a standard site: a traditional Irish courtyard, a 'Hag's Chair' for the kids to sit on, a top quality playground and, possibly what might turn out to be your favourite, Benny's Workshop: an events hall where guests can have their own function or go along to one of the many trad music sessions.
Among the other well-kept facilities at Loughcrew are its on-site café, TV and games room, and spankingly clean toilets and showers. And, another thing you wouldn't expect at a standard site, a heritage museum on 17th-century Ireland is in its courtyard too.
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Very helpful owner. Lovely area with all ammendments
Pitches excellent lovely ataff and site
Really nice experience
very good site for exploring surroundings, for history lovers
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Tipis, yurts, or wigwams
Lake and/or mountain
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Drainage hook-up points for tourers
Water hook-up points for tourers
The Loughcrew complex has about 23 passage tombs, spread across three hilltops and etched with ancient carvings. Like the other ancient site in Co Meath, Newgrange, Loughcrew's Cairn T was designed to catch the rays of the rising sun on the spring and autumnal equinox: if you're around the area in May or September, Loughcrew Megalithic Centre organises events in Benny's Workshop to mark the occasions.
The 20-minute walk and climb to the top of Carnbane East, one of the Loughcrew hills, will have you at the highest point in Meath to see smashing views of 18 Irish counties: it's at this point that you really should pretend to be an ancient king or queen...
More walking can be had among the many routes of Mullaghmeen Forest, the biggest planted beech forest in Ireland, and more activity at Loughcrew Adventure Centre three kilometres away away.
You could also spend hours at Cavan County Museum, or at Tayto Park theme park and zoo: for those not in the know, Tayto is a bit of an Irish Thing and no trip to the land is complete without their cheese and onion crisps pressed between two thick slices of buttered white bread.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||12 p.m. –||11:30 p.m.|
|Depart by:||12 p.m.|
|Arrive:||12 p.m. –||11:30 p.m.|
|Depart by:||12 p.m.|
Reception is unmanned after 5pm. Please call the site/park using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation email if you are arriving after this time.
Loughcrew Megalithic Centre cancellation policy
No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Loughcrew Megalithic Centre will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
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- Does Loughcrew Megalithic Centre have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Loughcrew Megalithic Centre dog friendly? No View all features
- What attractions are near Loughcrew Megalithic Centre? The Loughcrew complex has about 23 passage tombs, spread across three hilltops and etched with ancient carvings. Like the other ancient site in Co Meath, Newgrange, Loughcrew's Cairn T was designed to … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Loughcrew Megalithic Centre?
Camping and touring Arrive: 12 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Depart by: 12 p.m. On-site accommodation Arrive: 12 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Depart by: 12 p.m.
Reception is unmanned after 5pm. Please call the site/park using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation email if you are arriving after this time.Read more