private tours are available

Tel: +353 (0) 87 718 9550

GPS: N 53.48381 / W 007.55606

HIGHLIGHTS OF AN UISNEACH TOUR

Map-01-01

 

The Royal Palace

This conjoined (figure of eight) ring fort was the subject of a major archaeological excavation by R.A.S. McAllister in the 1920’s. It revealed the remains of several houses, two souterrains and various other features associated with domestic occupation spanning several centuries.

 

Lough Lugh

Named after the Sun God Lugh and deemed to be the place where he met his mortal end at the hands of Mac Cuill, Mac Cécht and Mac Gréine. The nearby bronze-age prominent mound, Carn Lugdach, is said to have been raised in his honour.

 

St.Patricks Bed (The Summit)

From this probable megalithic tomb the view encompasses almost all of Ireland with up to twenty counties being visible on a clear day. St Patrick is said to have established a presence here during the fifth century.

 

The Catstone

The most famous feature on Uisneach is undoubtedly Ail na Mireann (the stone of divisions), known as The Catstone. It is also known as Umbilicus Hinerniae, Axis Mundi and the navel of Ireland. This huge glacial erratic symbolises Ireland, united in its divisions and it marks the centre of Ireland where the provinces came together. It is underneath this stone that Éiru, after whom the country is named, was laid to rest.

 

 

    

Friends of Uisneach - Newsletter

Uisneach updated their cover photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Uisneach updated their profile picture. ... See MoreSee Less

We will have a public tour tomorrow, 18th Feb 2017 at 1pm.
Tours last about two hours and we meet at the carpark inside the gate at the main entrance.Please note that as Uisneach is a working farm we cannot permit dogs on/off a leash.The walk is aprox 3km/2 hours & is followed by a cup of Tea/Coffee. www.uisneach.ie
... See MoreSee Less

Lough Lugh. Photo: Justin Moffatt. ... See MoreSee Less

Lovely to welcome "The Men's Journey" to Uisneach last week - The Men's Journey is an informal spiritual group.While they were on Uisneach they blended waters that were gathered at Holy Wells from all over the country.The ceremony was for a balancing of masculine and feminine energies on the island of Ireland.
It was also great to meet environmentalist Duncan Stewart who was on our public tour on Sunday & offered us some great advice.

Our next public tour is Saturday 18th Feb at 1pm.
... See MoreSee Less

We will have a public tour this Sunday 5th Feb 2017 at 1pm.
Tours last about two hours and we meet at the carpark inside the gate at the main entrance.Please note that as Uisneach is a working farm we cannot permit dogs on/off a leash.The walk is aprox 3km/2 hours & is followed by a cup of Tea/Coffee. www.uisneach.ie
... See MoreSee Less

Uisneach updated their cover photo. ... See MoreSee Less

We will have a public tour this Sunday 29th Jan 2017 at 1pm.
Tours last about two hours and we meet at the carpark inside the gate at the main entrance.Please note that as Uisneach is a working farm we cannot permit dogs on/off a leash.The walk is aprox 3km/2 hours & is followed by a cup of Tea/Coffee.With some showers expected, please dress for the weather !
... See MoreSee Less

Thanks very much Justin for the fantastic tour today. ... See MoreSee Less