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Ceide Fields

Written by Super User. Posted in Attractions

ceide fieldsThe Céide Fields in North Mayo will certainly give you a unique experience. For this is not just another archaeological monument or visitor centre. Here you can indulge yourself in a vast prehistoric landscape, a natural wild ecology of blanket bog, dramatic cliffs and coastline, and a much acclaimed building, which has received Ireland's most prestigious architectural award.

The Céide Fields are the oldest known field systems in the world, over five and a half millennia old. It is a unique Neolithic landscape of world importance, which has changed our perception of our Stone Age ancestors. The remains of stone field walls, houses and megalithic tombs are preserved beneath a blanket of peat over several square miles. They tell a story of the everyday lives of a farming people, their organized society, their highly developed spiritual beliefs, and their struggle against a changing environment beyond their control.

Facilities
Displays and exhibitions in English and Irish with written translations available in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish
A 20 minute long audio-visual show.
Guided walking tours of the site lasting between 45 - 60 minutes. As the tour is outdoors on uneven and sometimes wet terrain visitors are advised to wear weather protective clothing and appropriate footwear

Tearoom providing home made cakes, scones, soup, sandwiches etc.

Opening Times
Open Easter to November 6th
Daily: 10am - 6pm June to Sept
Daily: 10am - 5pm Other months

Admission Charges
Adult: €4.00
Group / Senior: €3.00
Child / Student: €2.00
Family: €10.00