Map and directions to Loughcrew Cairns
The Loughcrew cairns are located 80 KM (50 miles) north west of Dublin, close to
the town of Oldcastle. From Dublin take the M3 towards Kells, then take the
Oldcastle Road to Loughcrew.
Ordnance Survey map 42
Car Park N 53.744083° (N 53°44.645) W 7.118783° (W 007°07.127)
Cairn T N 53.744833° (N 53°44.690) W 7.112217° (W 007°06.733)
During the off season, the key to Cairn T is available at
The Naper family have been creating Loughcrew Gardens since 1660,
the result is a garden comprising water, trees, vistas and
archaeology rather than flowerbeds. The surviving 17th century
features include a yew walk, foundations of a longhouse and a walled
garden from which a canal and a parterre have been relocated in replica.
In the 19th century these earlier elements were enveloped in a
development of parkland, watergardens, specimen trees, follies,
rockeries, woodwalks and vistas. The central area of
approximately six acres now includes a lime avenue, lawns and
terraces and herbaceous border.
Ordnance Survey of Ireland ©Government of Ireland / Rialtas na hÉireann
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