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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

Simon Tuite from Monumental Ireland will be giving a 30 min talk on the royal sites of Ireland & his work in researching/promoting them through Monumental Ireland - The Heritage Tent,Bealtaine, May 5th. ... See MoreSee Less

Uisneach - The sacred centre of Ireland It’s a curious thing to climb a hill on an apparently ordinary working farm in the Irish midlands and find yourself standing at a gateway to the mythical “...

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Our Bealtaine celebration is almost here, if any of you wonderful creative folk have Art Installations or Sculptures that would compliment the celebration, we would love to have them at the event. Please send an email to art@uisneach.ie and bring your artwork to this magestic setting for Bealtaine.
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We are nearing our capacity for this years Bealtaine Celebration which will be held on Sat 5th May from 5.00pm till 11.00pm.

Tickets are currently available from this link -

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/uisneach-bealtaine-fire-celebration-tickets-42705589568

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We look forward to seeing you at Bealtaine.
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The Archaeology of royal Uisneach - Public tour Sun 15th April at 1.00pm.
Public tour- No need to book, just show up at 12-45pm. Tours last about two hours and we meet at the carpark inside the gate of 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.
Suggested donation : €10 per adult.

A suitable level of physical fitness and appropriate footwear and clothing are necessary.Please arrive in good time.
More info http://uisneach.ie/guided-tours/ Ph.087 7189550
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We have a public tour this Sunday at 1.00pm -
Public tour- No need to book, just show up at 12-45pm. Tours last about two hours and we meet at the carpark inside the gate of 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.
Suggested donation : €10 per adult.
Please arrive in good time & dress for the weather - More info http://uisneach.ie/guided-tours/
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Fantastic to have UCD MSc World Heritage Management students at Uisneach today along with their lecturer Patrizia la Piscopia. We wish them well in their studies ! ... See MoreSee Less

Some more info on the Traditional Craft Workshop which is being held on Uisneach over Bealtaine. ... See MoreSee Less

Introducing one of our main instructors Ken Curran who will be facilitating the Dry Stone Walling workshops on Friday and Saturday for the Uisneach Traditional Craft Workshop on May 4th and 5th: Ke...

We have a public tour the Sat & Sun @ 1.00pm.

Public tour- No need to book, just show up at 12-45pm. Tours last about two hours and we meet at the carpark inside the gate of 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.
Suggested donation : €10 per adult.
Please arrive in good time & dress for the weather - More info http://uisneach.ie/guided-tours/
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