The Céide Fields in north Mayo are a remarkable testament to Ireland's ancient past. Beneath the seemingly wild and untouched boglands lie a vast system of fields, settlements, and megalithic tombs. This system of Stone Age monuments makes up the most extensive of its kind in the world. What's even more fascinating is that the stone-walled fields date back almost 6,000 years, making them the oldest known globally.
Covering hundreds of hectares, the fields are concealed by a natural blanket bog that has its own unique vegetation and wildlife. It's an awe-inspiring sight that's sure to impress visitors with its otherworldly beauty. The award-winning visitor centre provides a fascinating insight into the site's history, and its setting against the dramatic rock formations in Ireland adds to the overall experience.
A viewing platform on the edge of the 110-metre-high cliff provides stunning panoramic views of the area, showcasing the vastness of the fields and the surrounding landscape. Visitors should come prepared with protective clothing and sturdy footwear as the terrain and the weather can be challenging. However, the experience is well worth the effort, as it offers a unique glimpse into the ancient history of Ireland.