private tours are available

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

A frogs eye view of one of the many beautiful hawthorns in bloom on the hill of Uisneach this evening . ... See MoreSee Less

Visited on the tour today with Marty and Justin as tour guides. Juli Starner was as amazed as I was. Thanks. ... See MoreSee Less

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

We will be running public tours this Saturday & Sunday @ 1pm - Tours last about two hours and we meet at the main entrance.Please note that as Uisneach is a working farm we cannot permit dogs on/off a leash. More info at www.uisneach.ie or call 087 7189550. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you so much to Justin, for the very interesting guidance through this beautiful farm, and archeological gem. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit today. :) ... See MoreSee Less

Public tour this Saturday and Sunday at 1pm.
Tours lasts approx 2 hours and departs from the main entrance Please note that dogs on or off a leash are not permitted as Uisneach is a working farm.
More info @ www.uisneach.ie
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Some amazing work here from our recent Bealtaine celebrations by AK Photography ... See MoreSee Less

Amazing atmosphere at the Bealtaine fire on top of Uisneach last night.

Here is a fabulous set of photos from Friday by the hugely talented Verona McQuaid. ... See MoreSee Less

By Verona McQuiad

I can still fell the slight sting of the nettels on my hands. When I rub my fingertips I smile and remember that wonderfull evening on the hill, with new friends and old souls.
Thank you for letting me be part of it!
-Katie
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