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Tel: +353 (0) 87 718 9550

GPS: N 53.48381 / W 007.55606

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.

 

 

    

Friends of Uisneach - Newsletter

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

From a second visit there in 2013. ... See MoreSee Less

The Hill of Uisneach The stone of the Divisions (AKA the Cat Stone) on the Hill of Uisneach in County #Westmeath is possibly the most signifcant ancient monument in the whole country. Firstly, legend...

We will have a public tour this Sunday 15th 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.
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Fantastic to welcome the folks from herstory to Uisneach on Tues night for the illumination of the Catstone with artwork from Patsy Preston, Courtney Davis & Jim FitzPatrick . You can learn more about this project here - http://www.herstory.ie/illuminateherstory2017/
Photos: Didier Riva
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Thanks to Marty for the bringing the magic and mythology of Uisneach to life. Your New Year's Day guided tour was fantastic, a very special experience. We'll be back again in the Spring when the tours start again. Thank you so much ... See MoreSee Less

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Guided Tour

January 1, 2017, 1:00pm - January 1, 2017, 10:00am

To mark the "New Year" we will have a public tour on Sunday 1st 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...

To mark the "New Year" we will have a public tour on Sunday 1st 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.
Please DM us or drop us an email to info@uisneach.ie to register your interest.
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Wishing all our friends a happy & peaceful holiday from the middle of Ireland -
Nollaig Shona Daoibh go léir.
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Winter Solstice guided tour

December 21, 2016, 1:00pm - December 21, 2016, 10:00am

Guided walk - 3KM - aprox 2 hours - No dogs allowed on/off a leash - Cup of Tea afterwards