North Mayo

A one-day guided tour led by qualified archaeologists from Achill Archaeological Field School. 

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Dates: Saturday 20 July; 17 August 2019. To arrange this tour for another date please contact us directly at info@achill-fieldschool.com. A minimum of 3 people are required. 
Cost: €75 per person
Level: easy

Cost includes transport from Achill Folklife Centre, Dooagh. Tour departs at 8:00 am. Pickup can be arranged in Mulranny. All our tours are led by expert guides from Achill Archaeological Field School.

Tour Itinerary

  • Drive to Mullranny from Achill and take the scenic route along the coast to North Mayo, viewing the spectacular vista of the north face of Slievemore Mountain.
  • Stop at the world-famous Ceide Fields Visitor Centre, view the Video presentation and avail of a Guided Tour of the Neolithic Field walls. Lunch.
  • Travel on towards Ballycastle, stopping at Doonfeeny Graveyard to see the tallest (now Christianised) prehistoric standing stone in Ireland.
  • Continue on to the Brestagh Ogham Stone which stants 8 feet tall and is incised with ogham, the earliest known writing in Ireland.
  • Vist Rathfran Dominican Friary, founded in A.D. 1274 and the nearby Neolithic / Early Bronze Age Rathfran Wedge Tomb.
  • Continue to the town of Killala to view the Round Tower that dates to the 9th / 10th Century A.D.
  • Return to Achill via Ballina.

To book please email us at info@achill-fieldschool.com

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