Things to see or do
- Directions: Located on R314, 8 km ( 5 miles ) west of Ballycastle, and 8 km ( 5 miles ) east of Belderrig.
- Opening hours:: April, May & October: daily, 10.00 – 17.00. June to September: daily, 10.00 – 18.00. Season: 21st April to 26th October.
- Admission prices:: Adult: €4. Child/Student: €2. Ballycroy National Park & Senior: €3. Family: €10.
- Facilities: Exhibitions and displays in English and Irish. (Exhibition text available in Dutch, French, German, Italian and Spanish). Guided tours of part of Fields. Tea rooms and light lunches.
- Disabled access: Yes, to ground floor of Centre and to tearooms. Special parking may be arranged by prior arrangment.
Céide Fields Visitor Centre & SiteBallycastle Mayo - Ireland West
The amazing geology, archaeology, botany and wildlife of this North Mayo region is interpreted at the Céide Fields Visitor Centre, with the aid of an audio-visual presentation and exhibitions. The Centre, at Ballycastle, is an unusual part limestone, part peat-clad, pyramid-shaped building, with a glazed lantern apex, and was opened in 1993 by the Office of Public Works. It was joint winner of the inaugural Irish Building of the Year Award, organised by The Sunday Times with the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI). Céide Fields contain a 1,500 hectare archaeological site of stone walls, field systems, enclosures and tombs, dating from about 5,000 years ago, which have been preserved beneath the bog. It is the most extensive stone age site in the world. The wild flora of the bog is of international importance and is bounded by some of the most spectacular rock formations and cliffs in Ireland. As much of the tour is outdoors, visitors are advised to wear weather protective clothing and shoes suitable for walking over uneven terrain.
ContactTelephone+353 (0)96 43 325
Fax:+353 (0)96 43 261
Address: Glenurla, Ballycastle, Co Mayo, Republic of Ireland