Ceide Fields is located 8 km west of Ballycastle in County Mayo on R314.  This educational center allows visitors to view an excavation site of Stone Age farmland.  A peat-preserved 5000 year-old- pine tree dominates the center of the building.  There are informative exhibits, a boardwalk, an audio-visual presentation, guided tours, an observation deck, and a tearoom

offering homemade refreshments.  There are stunning views of Slieve League and Downpatrick Head.

    The Ceide Fields are the oldest-known field systems in the world,

over five and a half millenia old.  The remains of stone field walls,

houses, and megalithic tombs are

preserved under a blanket of peat

for several square miles.

Open June-Sept.

daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Open daily Mid-March to May

from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Open October, November

daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


There are tours every hour

Educational film every 1/2 hour


3.70 euros for adults

1.30 euros for students

2.60 euros fro groups/seniors

8.70 euros for family

Heritage Card:


phone:  (+) 353 (0) 96 43325

fax:        (+) 353 (0) 96 43261

email:    ceidefields@opw.ie

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