Loughcrew Gardens, Oldcastle, Co. Meath, Ireland | Tel: +353 49 854 1356 / 49 854 1060

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Book Your School Tour Now

At Loughcrew, school trips are a specialty. We offer a great day for all involved, including the teachers! Loughcrew Adventure Centre is situated in the historic Loughcrew estate, in the shadow of the Loughcrew Megalithic tombs so it’s the perfect place for a fun and educational school tour.

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The Activities

From ziplining and rock climbing to team building games, water activities and brain teasers, we have it all. We will split up your class into groups so time spent waiting for an activity is minimal.

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A school tour from 2016

For The Teachers

Teachers can relax in our coffee shop and enjoy a complementary tea/coffee and scone while our fully trained and qualified instructors take the children off to have fun and get very muddy. Teachers are also welcome to join in for free in any or all the activities.

Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea at Loughcrew Gardens


Why not make the day educational as well as fun? In the same grounds of Loughcrew Adventure Centre is the 17th century historic Gardens as well as the Plunkett family church. St. Oliver Plunkett was born and rared in Loughcrew. Just a few minutes drive away are the Loughcrew Cairns, huge passage tombs built over 5000 years ago. We are the holders of the keys which enable you access inside the tombs themselves!

Cuchulainn in Loughcrew Gardens
Loughcrew Cairns
Loughcrew Megalithic Tombs


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If you are looking for a school tour near Dublin or a school tour in Leinster, we are the perfect place for you. Loughcrew is situated just 1 hour from Dublin.

Due to extremely high demand for our school tours in June we have a special offer on early season bookings in May!
Contact us for more information on prices and availability

For more information and booking please call 049 854 1356 or fill out our Enquiry Form.


Tough Mudder returns to Loughcrew for 2016!

Following the huge success of hosting Tough Mudder Ireland at Loughcrew Adventure Centre in 2015, we are delighted to host the mucky madness once again in 2016!

Tough Mudder is a team-oriented 10-12 mile (18-20 km) obstacle course designed to test physical strength and mental grit. Tough Mudder puts camaraderie over finisher rankings and is not a timed race but a team challenge that allows participants to experience exhilarating, yet safe, world-class obstacles they won’t find anywhere else.

Tough Mudder

Here’s a look at last year’s event in Loughcrew! 

Charities who register  will receive early bird discounts until May 1st.

After the event on Saturday July 9th, stick around  for Apres Mud—the on-site after party that continues into the evening. There will be shots, dancing, and much, much more.

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Tough Mudder comes to Loughcrew

Loughcrew Adventure Centre are proud to host one of the world’s most popular obstacle races this weekend, the 11th and 12th of July. Tough Mudder Dublin (I know!) comes to Loughcrew for the first time, with thousands of people set to undertake the challenge.

For more details see https://toughmudder.co.uk/events/2015-dublin

Watch Tough Mudder for yourself


Easter Sunday!

Easter Sunday Egg Hunt and Activities

Wow the weather is getting warmer and although Easter Sunday is late this year, it is only 2 weeks away! We are getting excited here as we love spring in Loughcrew! Everything is growing in the gardens and the lambs are playing in the fields across the road.

On Easter Sunday the 20th of April we are having a big Egg Hunt in the Gardens, some lucky children may even find a Easter Bunny! Easter Egg Hunts will be running from 11.30 am to 3.30 pm on the hour and are for children up to 10 years old.

For the 6 yr olds and up the Zipline is opening for the Sunday Zip Sessions from 11 am to 4 pm and we will have some other games in between the hunts to keep everybody active for the day.

Don’t forget to pop into the coffee shop for some tasty treats. Lent will be over so may as well enjoy it!!

Easter Sunday



Half price sale for Loughcrew Adventure Centre!

Half Day on the Course ONLY €16 per person

Full Day on the Course ONLY €26 per person
We also have a SPECIAL OFFER with Fincourt Bar in Oldcastle.

Half Day on Adventure Course+ B&B +Main course from bar menu=
ONLY €59 on a Friday per person
ONLY €69 on a Saturday per person

A FULL DAY on the Adventure Course is ONLY €10 more to which ever offer you choose.

Call or email NOW to book your day!!

Call: 049 8541356
Email: adventure@loughcrew.com

Terms and Conditions:
This is a limited time offer
Offer ends Friday 23rd August
Course Days must be used before the 30th of Spetember
Minimum group number of 5
Minimum age of 8 years of age
Subject to Availability.

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Summer Camps

Details for the summer camps are now available.
See here for more information
Contact us or book online

Ziplining, rock climbing, sports games, bushcraft, raft building , water activities and much much more! Our experienced instructors will ensure that your children have a great time each day.

We can accommodate children from 8 years of age to 17 years of age.

Click here to see some of the bushcraft day from a previous year.

Loughcrew Summer Camps poster

Loughcrew Summer Camps
Loughcrew Summer Camp poster for 2013

School Tours

The first of our school tours starts this week with 30 lucky girls coming from Loreto St Stephens Green. After such a long winter we are delighted to have lots of young people running around having fun on all the activities here. They are sure to go home home tired and probably a bit mucky  from running around for 3 hours here ziplining, climbing and racing through the assault course.

A school tour on our climbing wall
A school tour on our climbing wall

If any teachers out there have not booked the class trip for this year, get in touch!
We still have a couple of days free, but get in fast because they will be gone soon!