Rathcroghan marks the location of the Royal Seat of Connacht. There are over 200 archaeological monuments dating back over 5000 years, including burial mounds and megalithic tombs. The main Royal Temple site of Rathcroghan is surrounded by Relig na Ri (‘Burial Place of the Kings’ but possibly the royal palace of Queen Medb), Rath na dTarbh (‘Fort of the Bulls’ from its part in the Táin), Rathbeg (a Bronze Age bowl barrow burial site) and Oweynagat (‘Cave of the Cats’) the entrance to the Otherworld and part of the origin of the Halloween tradition with its many monsters and magic.



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This project received grant aid from Roscommon LEADER Partnership Rural Development Programme which is financed by the Irish Government under the Rural Development Programme Ireland 2007-2013 and by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development:Europe investing in Rural Areas.