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

Many thanks to everyone who attended a public tour in recent weeks.Please note- We have no public tours this weekend((1st & 2nd Oct) but will be back on Oct 8th/9th & thereafter until Samhain. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our weekend tours continue 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 ten minutes before commencement. Please dress for the weather -
More info at www.uisneach.ie
Beautiful photo by Clare Kelly

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Huge Thank You to all involved in organising the culture night event at this wonderful place. Marty was a super tour guide and story teller. A walk perfectly timed to reach the top of the hill for a wonderful sunset (which I'm sure was also organised by the team at Uisneach!!) and the rise of the harvest moon was finished perfectly with a cup of tea beside the outdoor fire pit and amazingly animated fireside stories! An experience I'll not be quick to forget! Thank you all. Looking forward to more night events and hanging out in the amphitheatre! ........ here's some pics. Was far too busy enjoying the storytelling and completely forgot to take pics of that :) ... See MoreSee Less

For Culture Night 2016 We will run a "sunset tour", stories by the fire & cupán tae -This Fri evening @ 7pm from the main entrance - Please dress for the weather. Please email tours@uisneach.ie or call 087 7189550 to register - As with all of Culture Night this is a free event.

Our weekend tours continue this Sat & Sun @ 1pm.
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Our weekend tours continue 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 ten minutes before commencement. Please dress for the weather -
More info at www.uisneach.ie

Your Sat-Nav co-ordinates are : 53.483420, -7.557452

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A place of beauty and wonder where magic thrives, filling our spirits.
I was privileged to be guided to and around this mystical site by the caretakers who are people of spirit, poetry and love.
I cannot wait until my return to one of the most special places I have ever visited to hear more of the myths and legends and learn of the history. Thank you for the amazing experience.
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We had a great series of talks & walks over Heritage weekend & we got to show people the work that we've been doing on our visitor centre - We hope to "officially" open the "centre" next May - Huge thanks to everyone that attended or helped. Our weekend tours continue every Sat & Sun at 1pm. www.uisneach.ie ... See MoreSee Less