Private tours are available

Tel: +353 (0) 87 718 9550

Eircode: N91 R6C9

 

Reopening Date 20th August 2020

 

The Hill of Uisneach reopens once again on 20th August for pre-booked Public Tours.

For information regarding booking places on our tours please phone: 087 718 9550 or email: tours@uisneach.ie

The Hill of Uisneach is on private land, all visits must be made through booking a tour of your choice – see our Guided Tours Page.

Face-masks must be worn for the duration of the tours for the safety of our visitors and our guides, thank you for understanding.

Unauthorised access to the Hill is not permitted for insurance and safety reasons

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF AN UISNEACH TOUR

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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.

 

 

    

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