Beneath the wild boglands of North Mayo lies the Céide Fields, covered by a natural blanket bog with its own unique vegetation and wildlife. Consisting of field systems, dwelling areas and megalithic tombs, the Céide Fields is the most extensive Stone Age monument in the world. The stone walled fields, extending over thousands of acres are almost 6,000 years old, the oldest known in the world.
The Visitor Centre has won several awards, including the Gold Medal for architecture. It is located beside some of the most spectacular cliffs and rock formations in Ireland and a viewing platform is positioned on the edge of the 110m-high cliff.
Visitors are advised to wear weather protective clothing and footwear suitable for walking on uneven terrain.
Open Daily March to October
March to May: 10:00-17:00
June to September: 10:00-18:00
Last admission: 1 hour before closing
Admission Prices 2018
Senior (aged 65+): €3.00
Student (with valid ID): €2.00
LANGUAGES: Displays and exhibitions in English and Irish with written translations available in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish
DINING: Tearoom providing home made cakes, scones, soup, sandwiches etc.
PARKING: Parking available
GUIDE TOURS: 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
ACCOLADES: Ireland’s most prestigious architectural award
8km west of Ballycastle on R314
Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, Ireland
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