Crúachain Aí Centre

Crúachain Aí Visitors Centre

Official Opened Sunday Oct. 31st 1999
By
Mary Harney T.D., Tánaiste & Minister for Enterprise & Employment

Tulsk Action Group, a community based development group, has received government funding to the tune of half-a-million pounds  for the erection of a new Visitors Centre in Tulsk on the site of the old handball alley beside the River Ogulla.

This visitor centre commemorates the largest and best preserved archaeological sites in Europe which can be seen in the local areas of Rathcroghan and Carnfree.  These sites contain some of the most important royal sites in Ireland.

The building is a bright modern hi-tech museum together with a café and craft shop.  The museum has two multimedia display areas featuring the monuments of the ritual Celtic landscape  as well as the findings of a study by a team of geophysicists from NUI Galway.   The building has a small courtyard overlooking the River Ogulla as well as the site of Tulsk Castle to the right and Tulsk Abbey across the road to the left.

The display areas are available for temporary exhibitions and the small theatre can be used for lectures and other events.

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