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Céide Fields

The world’s most extensive Stone Age monument

Outdoor area of site open daily 10:00– 18:00 . Note Seasonal Opening times.

See all opening times

Céide Fields

The world’s most extensive Stone Age monument

Outdoor area of site open daily 10:00– 18:00 . Note Seasonal Opening times.

See all opening times

Limited Access

Outdoor areas of the site open .
Visitor Centre closed for renovations. Temporary toilet facilities available .
Café closed.
Free admission.

Admission

Free

Getting here

Glenurla
Ballycastle
Co. Mayo
F26 PF66

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Céide Fields

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.

Opening Times

13 March – 28 October

Outdoor areas of the site open 10:00 – 18:00.

Average length of visit: 45 minutes

Outdoor areas of the site open . Visitor Centre closed for renovations. Temporary toilet facilities available .

Seasonal Opening Times

13 March – 31 May

Daily 10:00 – 17:00

01 June – 30th September

Daily 10:00 – 18:00.

Outdoor areas of the site open 10:00 – 18:00.

Average length of visit: 45 minutes

Outdoor areas of the site open .
Visitor Centre closed for renovations.
Temporary toilet facilities available .

01 October – 28 October

Daily 10:00 – 17:00

Winter months

Contact

Glenurla
Ballycastle
Co. Mayo
F26 PF66

096 43325

Getting Here

Located 8km west of Ballycastle on R314.

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Facilities

  • Baby Changing
  • Cafe
  • Car park
  • Exhibition
  • Guided tours
  • Interpretive exhibit
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilet

Restrictions

  • Uneven walkways

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