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Explore 6,000 years of heritage and culture on new Mayo trail

Thursday, 18th May, 2017 4:03pm

Explore 6,000 years of heritage and culture on new Mayo trail

Stunning cliff-side scenery at the Céide Fields, which features on the new Route Millennia Mayo touring trail.

ROUTE Millennia Mayo, a new tourism trail which promotes six of the county’s premier cultural sites, is to be launched on May 31 in the Jackie Clarke Collection, Ballina.

Journey through 6,000 years of history on Route Millennia Mayo - a 60km trail of history, culture, exploration and learning, which is suitable for self-driving, school tours and coach tours.

The route links the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life at Turlough Park, Castlebar, to the Céide Fields in Ballycastle via the Michael Davitt Museum, Straide, Foxford Woollen Mills, the Jackie Clarke Collection, Ballina, and Belleek Castle, Ballina.

Professor Seamus Caulfield, the leading archaeologist who spearheaded the original Céide Fields project, will officially launch Route Millennia Mayo the Jackie Clarke Collection on Wednesday, May 31, at 2 p.m.

Members of the public are invited to attend and learn more about the new touring route and the sites involved.

Together, the Route Millennia Mayo destinations explore over 6,000 years of Mayo’s unique culture and heritage, from Neolithic field systems to medieval armoury, 1916, a working mill, Ireland’s National Folklife Collection, and one of the country’s greatest patriots.

 

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