09 Apr

4. Discover Mayo’s Forgotten History at Céide Fields and the Belderrig Valley Experience

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Experience the excitement of discovery and hands-on research in the most intensely researched 30km of the entire Wild Atlantic Way. Based at the Belderrig Research and Study Centre, visitors can participate in one, two or three day-long archaeological experiences. You will be introduced to the excitement of discovery in the outdoor laboratory with guided walks, demonstrations and hands-on data collection including turf-cutting and other activities. Indoors at the Research Centre laboratories examine your findings with cutting-edge scientific equipment. Examine the ring patterns of trees for knowledge of the age of the tree when it died, whether blown down, burnt or died of natural causes. Identify some of the billion grains of botanical information (pollen) contained in a sod of turf. And oc course, no visit to the area is complete without a visit to the famous Céide Fields Interpretative Centre.

For more information and for bookings, visit belderrigvalley.com or CeideFields.com