Ireland's ancient monuments are just waiting to be discovered by tourists interested in learning about their ancestral heritage.
Today I'm delighted to take you off the beaten path once again, to discover one of Ireland's spectacular megalithic sites at Loughcrew.
And so I'm going to hand you over to the good folk from Loughcrew Megalithic Centre to introduce all this ancient site has to offer ...
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Introducing Loughcrew Megalithic Centre
Loughcrew Megalithic Centre is a cultural and Irish heritage centre located along Ireland's Ancient East route in County Meath. It's located on Sliabh na Caillí (Hill of The Witch) where the largest passage tomb complex in Ireland is found at the top.
These tombs and burial sites are older than the pyramids. At our centre you can get tours of the sites, audio and visual presentations and information on other local sites.
We look forward to welcoming visitors from the USA especially people who are tracing their ancestry, Irish roots and family tree.
In our Heritage Museum you can have a look at life in Ireland going back 300 years. We are situated in the middle of Ireland so traveling from here to anywhere in the country is made easy.
We provide a full suite of logistics including airport transfers, accommodation, transport around Ireland and most importantly every assistance possible in tracing your relatives. We have a wide range of accommodation types; camping, camper-van and rooms of different sizes in our hostel.
Older Than The Pyramids
At our centre we have a range of events happening throughout the year. One of the biggest events is the Equinox which happens in Spring and Autumn.
This is when the inside of Cairn T is lit by the rays of light from the morning sun. The sunlight strikes the back wall illuminating the symbols and carvings which are 5000 years old.
You can visit the Cairns any time of the year and be rewarded with wonderful views and incredible ancient architecture. From this high vantage point you can see 18 counties on a clear day and farms of green fields before your eyes.
Loughcrew attracts many types of visitors each seeking to find something different. But whatever your reasons for visiting, it will have an impact on how you think of our ancestors and the world around you.
It gives us great pleasure to be associated with Irish American Mom and look forward to hearing from people looking to trace their ancestry.
Getting In Touch With The Loughcrew Megalithic Centre
The Loughcrew Megalithic Centre has a wonderful website sharing photos and information about all the events and services they offer.
If you have any questions you can send an e-mail to ...
The managers can also be reached by telephone. Here are the numbers for dialing from America.
Fechin 011 353 873974295
Niall 011 353 867361948
You can also check out the Lough Crew Centre Facebook page.
A big thank you to the good folk at Loughcrew for this wonderful guest post, and introducing the magic of one of Ireland's ancient treasures. I really appreciate the magnificent photos they shared here today.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Mairéad -Irish American Mom
Pronunciation - slawn ah-gus ban-ock-th
Mairéad - rhymes with parade
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