Archaeological Tour of North Mayo
A one-day tour guided by qualified archaeologists from Achill Archaeological Field School.
Dates: 17th June 2017, 5 August 2017
Cost: €75 per person
Tour departs Archaeology Centre, Dooagh, Achill at 8:00 a.m.
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.