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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

We've 3 special tours this weekend to celebrate National Heritage Week 2016

On Fri 26th Aug at 6.00pm - The ring-forts of royal Uisneach with Uisneach guide Justin Moffatt. - Please note earlier time of 6pm than on Heritage listing.This is a good 4 km walk visiting all the ring forts on the hill of Uisneach.

On Sat 27th Aug at 1.00pm - The archaeology of Uisneach with Dr.Roseanne Schot.3km walk & talk.
The archaeology, mythology and early history of Uisneach have been the subject of ongoing research by Dr Roseanne Schot (NUI Galway & The discovery programme) since 2001. As well as studying the twenty or so archaeological monuments that can still be seen on the hill, she has carried out extensive geophysical surveys which have revealed a wealth of buried archaeological remains that shed important new light on Uisneach’s history and role as a ceremonial centre in prehistory.

On Sunday 28th Aug at 1.00pm - The mythology of Uisneach with Uisneach guide Marty Mulligan. 3Km walk & talk exploring the mythology connected with Uisneach.

Please drop us an email to tours@uisneach.ie to register for these tours & for further info or you can call us on 087 7189550.
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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.
No need to book - Just arrive at the gate ten minutes before commencement. Please dress for the weather -
More info at www.uisneach.ie
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Heres a beautiful 360 swoop around the hill on a fine,clear day - ... See MoreSee Less

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We will be running public tours this Saturday & Sunday @ 1pm -

We will also host a "sunset" tour on Sunday evening @ 7pm.

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. No need to book - Just arrive at the gate ten minutes before commencement. Please dress for the weather -

More info at www.uisneach.ie / call 087 7189550 / email tours@uisneach.ie
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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. No need to book - Just arrive at the gate at 12.55. Please dress for the weather -
More info at www.uisneach.ie or call 087 7189550
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Looking forward to seeing the Bealtaine celebrations as featured on Creedons Epic East - Sunday RTE1 @ 6.30pm. ... See MoreSee Less

We will be running public tours this Saturday, Sunday & Monday @ 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. No need to book - Just arrive at the gate at 12.55. Please dress for the weather -
More info at www.uisneach.ie or call 087 7189550
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Check out this fantastic clip from Ireland's Ancient East featuring a brilliant 3D model of Aill na Míreannn (The Catstone) at Uisneach, a short drive from Bloomfield House Hotel, Leisure Club & Spa. Definitely worth a visit :) ... See MoreSee Less

The ancient structure at Loughcrew is perfectly aligned with the heavens. Some structures in ancient Ireland are older than the Pyramids – built by Ireland’s first people, a thousand years before ...