The Céide Fields in North Mayo will certainly give you a unique experience.

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.

  • Unique wildlife and vegetation
  • The oldest known field systems in the world, over five and a half millennia old
  • Multi-award winning Centre
  • Unique ecology

Opening Times:

17 March- 5 November 2023

17th March to 31st May & Oct to 5th Nov
10:00- 17:00

June to 31th September
10:00- 18:00

Last admission 45 minutes before closing.

Winter months (from 6 November)- Available for bookings.

Check website for updates before travelling



Adult: €5.00
Group/Senior: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00

Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, servicesand other useful information.

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

Getting There

8km west of Ballycastle on R314

Map Location: 54.305000, -9.456944
Contact Céide Fields

Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Eircode: F26 PF66
T: +353 (0)96 43325
W: heritageireland.ievisitplaces-to-visitceide-fields
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