Loughcrew Cairns - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Loughcrew Cairns, Corstown, Oldcastle, Co. Meath, Ireland
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About Loughcrew Cairns
The Loughcrew complex is a megalithic cemetery containing around 30 passage tombs and is situated around the summit of three hills near the town of Oldcastle, Co. Meath. There are four main types of tombs, each being named after a particular and defining feature. It is one of the four main passage tomb cemeteries in Ireland and is a protected National Monument. The area is also home to the Loughcrew Estate, from which it is named.
Attractions Near Loughcrew Cairns
The Loughcrew cairns, also known as the Hills of the Witch, are a group of Neolithic passage tombs near Oldcastle in County Meath. Spread over four undulating peaks, the tombs are of great antiquity, dating to 3000 BC. It is one of the four main passage tomb cemeteries in Ireland and is a protected National Monument. The area is also home to the Loughcrew Estate, from which it is named.
Slieve na Calliagh are a range of hills and ancient burial site near Oldcastle, County Meath, Ireland. The summit is 276 metres, the highest point in the county. On the hilltops are about twenty passage tombs, some decorated with rare megalithic art, which were built in the 4th millennium BC. Also called the Loughcrew tombs, it is one of the main passage tomb cemeteries in Ireland, along with Brú na Bóinne, Carrowkeel and Carrowmore.
This is a beautiful lake located in the border of County Meath and County Westmeath in Ireland. The lake is the largest of three lakes in the SAC, the others being Lough Glass and Lough Glass North. It supplies water to the towns of Kells and Oldcastle. It also has so many fish and algae species too.
A large natural lake of 741 hectares situated near Virginia, County Cavan. It is a proposed Natural Heritage Area and flows into the Blackwater, designated a Special Area of Conservation under the Natura 2000 wildlife habitat conservation programme. One of the iconic location for a picnic and also there are so many other options too.
A 26 km gentle linear walking route that progresses from the village of Dowra northwards by country paths and quiet roads to reach the magical Shannon Pot, where the great river rises. The terrain consists of mainly quiet roads, paths beside the infant Shannon and open moorland. There are options for overnight accommodation at both ends of the route, but public transport possibilities are only fair.
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Discover More Attractions in Meath, Where Loughcrew Cairns Is Located
Meath is the 14th-largest of Ireland's 32 counties by area, and the eighth-largest in terms of population. In terms of natural attractions, the county has a relatively tame landscape compared to other parts of Ireland, with no mountains, a short coastline and generally little forest cover. There are however a number of National Parks and Wildlife Service protected sites within county.