Beneath the wild boglands of north Mayo lies a system of fields, dwelling areas and megalithic tombs which together make up the most extensive Stone Age monument in the world.
The stone-walled fields, extending over hundreds of hectares, are the oldest known globally, dating back almost 6,000 years. They are covered by a natural blanket bog with its own unique vegetation and wildlife.
The award-winning visitor centre is set against some of the most dramatic rock formations in Ireland. A viewing platform on the edge of the 110-metre-high cliff will help you make the most of the breathtaking scenery. Come prepared with protective clothing and sturdy footwear, though. The terrain – and the weather – can be challenging.
Open daily from 10 June – 10am – 6pm (last admission 5.15pm)
Seasonal Opening Times
- 10 June – 30th September
Daily 10:00 – 18:00.
- 01 October – 15 November
Daily 10:00 – 16:30
- Winter months
- Baby Changing
- Car park
- Guided tours
- Interpretive exhibit
- Wheelchair Accessible Toilet
- Uneven walkways
Nearby sites to visit
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
Ireland’s oldest megalithic tombs set in a dramatic neolithic landscape
Approx. 61.2 km from Céide Fields
Where friars’ prayers echo among the ruins
Approx. 64.2 km from Céide Fields
Walk in the footsteps of planters and Gaels
Approx. 73.1 km from Céide Fields