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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

Snow fall this morning on Uisneach ... See MoreSee Less

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

Sunset on the Hill of Uisneach this evening. ... See MoreSee Less

Tune into TG4 tonight at 9.30pm for Fis na Fuiseoige - A bird's eye view of Ireland featuring the words of leading Irish-language poets, charting the close relationship between the country's people and the land.
Do keep an eye out for Uisneach.
For those of you unable to watch this show we hope to share some of the footage later.
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Lough Lugh. Photo: Justin Moffatt. ... See MoreSee Less

A huge thank you to Marty for bringing Uisneach to life for us on Saturday. We really enjoyed our visit and all felt humbled by the magic of Uisneach, a very special place. Keep doing what you're doing, it's so important. Go raibh mile maith agaibh, Kelley, Barry, Grainne agus Siobhan :-) ... See MoreSee Less

Today is a sad day here at Uisneach as we mourn the passing of a great friend of the Hill.
Kit Kelly at 95 years was laid to rest in the local cemetery in Loughnavalley.
Kit was one of life's great country gentlemen.
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Sunrise from the the Palace at Uisneach on this frosty and fresh November morning. ... See MoreSee Less

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

We had a wonderful group on Uisneach today for our public tour - Our final public tour of this season is tomorrow,Monday @ 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.
No need to book - Just show up 10 mins before the tour commences.
More info at www.uisneach.ie...
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