Ceide Fields

CĂ©ide Fields

Contact Details

Address: Ballycastle, Co. Mayo.

Telephone: +353 96 43325
Fax: +353 96 43261
Email: ceidefields@opw.ie

Opening Hours


6th April - End May: Daily 10.00 - 17.00
June - End September: Daily 10.00 - 18.00
1st October - 1st November: Daily 10.00 - 17.00

Last tour 1 hour before closing.
Winter months - available for group bookings.

Average length of visit: 2 hours

Admission Fees

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


Parking, access to A.V. and ground floor exhibits, toilets for people with disabilities.

Restaurant/Tearooms: Yes - Seating: 75

Beneath the wild boglands of North Mayo lies the Céide Fields, the most extensive Stone Age monument in the world, consisting of field systems, dwelling areas and megalithic tombs. The stone walled fields, extending over thousands of acres are almost 6,000 years old, the oldest known in the world. They are covered by a natural blanket bog with its own unique vegetation and wildlife. 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.

Location: 8km west of Ballycastle on R314.

Guided tours:
Max no.: 40
Duration: 45 minutes - 1 hour

A.V. Presentation: "Written in Stone". English language only.
Duration: 20 mins.
Seating: 55

Leaflet: English, Irish, French, Italian.
Exhibition translations in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Polish.

Photography / video allowed: Yes, but permit required for commercial purposes