Ceide Fields

CĂ©ide Fields

Contact Details


Co. Mayo.
F26 PF66.

Tel. No.: +353 (96) 43325
Fax: +353 (96) 43261

Email: ceidefields@opw.ie

Opening Hours


13th March - 31st May
Daily 10.00 - 17.00

1st June - 30th September
Daily 10.00 - 18.00

1st October - 28th October
Daily 10.00 - 17.00

Last tour 1 hour before closing.

Winter months - Available for group bookings.

Average length of visit: 2 hours


**The Visitor Centre at the Ceide Fields  will be undergoing renovations until the end of July , 2020.

During the period of renovations, there will only be guided tours of the site outside and , accordingly, there will be no admission charge. The restaurant will not be available and there will be limited toilet facilities.

Apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause. **

Admission Fees

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


  • 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