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Window into an ancient world

What looks like elevated peat fields is an amazing site, where 5,500 years of history have been peeled back to show how people lived here, and how they turned the forest around... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hamilton, New Zealand
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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57 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What looks like elevated peat fields is an amazing site, where 5,500 years of history have been peeled back to show how people lived here, and how they turned the forest around them into a barren landscape. Excellent interpretative displays in the centre built into the hillside. B

Thank Katieclem46
Dublin, Ireland
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ceide fields are located outside Ballycastle in Co. Mayo. The road to the fields is narrow with quite dangerous bends, drive carefully! The Visitor centre is a very attractive building (very sympathetic to its surroundings). We took a 'guided tour' of the fields and found our young guide most informative and She was able to answer the most obscure... More 

1 Thank sonyamsonyamsonyam
Reno, Nevada
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339 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Visitor Center structure was the highlight of the visit for me. It was on our route, so we stopped. I would have been disappointed if we had gone out of our way. The views from the top of the building were spectacular. But the fields themselves were just that - fields lined with the ruins of rock walls. We... More 

Thank Sarah M
US Expats
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148 reviews
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

We came that the site was officially closed for the Winter AND we arrived late, but we fund a nice lady who was still working and we had a very pleasant stop with a good explanation. Definitely Irish hospitality at its best!

Thank USExpatsThe3Cs
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Closed, but no notice of this until you get there! Very poor management, place looks shabby. Someone needs to improve the situation, let the public know whats going on, and advise when it is closed. I was very disappointed.

Thank Catherine D
Westport, Ireland
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202 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Visited here on a somewhat blustery afternoon. The guide was most informative and had a passion about his work. He made the walk through the site very interesting. It was a wonderful trip back into life in Ireland hundred of years ago. Just one tip - make sure you have adequate and appropriate clothing for this outdoor activity. Yours truly... More 

1 Thank FlamboShambo
Cleveland, Ohio
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97 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The visitor center had a great deal of information on the history of the site, and the tour of the fields themselves included a demonstration as to how the search for the walls that marked the fields was conducted. We visited in late August on a clear, sunny day with the heather in bloom and it was a stunning sight... More 

1 Thank JimmyH70
Smithfield, Australia
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27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Glad we took the advice and visited. We were also fortunate to arrive within half an hour of the commencement of a guided tour. The guided tour is a must - otherwise you see - bog, stones, wildflowers, views of the Atlantic, and walk on boardwalks. The guided tour explains what this place is about, its history, and changes, over... More 

1 Thank RednekFNQ
Greeley, Colorado
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

WOW! We were staying in Castlebar and decided to head up to the northern coast of county Mayo to check out the Ciede Fields. To our lovely surprise they were actually closed for the winter, yet we followed the signs on the gate saying "to enter through the delivery entrance" and a wonderful woman was in the building getting some... More 

Thank sberry920
Dublin, Ireland
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1,169 reviews
836 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 559 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

A wonderful place to spend an hour or so. Really interesting interpretive centre that does nice food too, then a boardwalk through the Ceide Fields. The ancient walls and field divisions are clearly evident and the guide was interesting abd knowledgeable too. Amazing Atlantic views add to the whole experience. I absolutely loved this enchanting place.

Thank Bozeman-Dublin

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