The World’s oldest field system

The Céide Fields are the oldest known and most extensive stone age field systems in the world covering 1,500 hectares. This open-air archaeological site is made up of stone walls, field systems, enclosures, and tombs dating to approx 3000 BC. They have been preserved beneath the bog and are surrounded by wild flora of international importance and also some of the most spectacular rock formations and cliffs in Ireland. This unique Neolithic landscape is of World importance and has changed our perception of our Stone Age ancestors. The Ceide Fields Visitor Centre helps explain the story of the everyday lives of the farming people, their organized society, their highly developed spiritual beliefs, and their struggle against a changing environment beyond their control.