The Archaeology, History, Mythology and Cosmology of the Hill of Uisneach

A joint tour of the Sacred Centre of Ireland hosted by Mythical Ireland and Monumental Ireland


€6.00 – €56.00 per person


2h 30min

About this experience

On Saturday 20th July 2024, join Anthony Murphy of Mythical Ireland and Simon Tuite of Monumental Ireland for a joint tour of the ancient Hill of Uisneach, Co. Westmeath. Uisneach is the sacred centre of Ireland and a place steeped in history, mythology and legend, archaeology and astronomical alignments. 

Hear about Uisneach's fascinating archaeological heritage and the monuments that show us the hill was sacred to people all the way back to the Neolithic (New Stone Age) around 5,000 years ago. Discover the myths and legends about Uisneach that portray it as a very important sacred, ritual and political centre. Hear about the fascinating astronomical alignments involving the ancient hill. Explore the cosmology that underlines its position very close to the geographical centre of Ireland. Observe the wonderful, panoramic views from Uisneach into many parts of the distant Irish landscape. 

* 2.5 hour tour with refreshments afterwards and a chance to chat further with your guides.
* ⁠Keep an eye on the weather and dress accordingly.
* ⁠Uisneach is part of a busy working farm, no dogs permitted on or off a leash.
* ⁠Early booking advised as there will be no walk ups able to join the tour.
* ⁠Please carpool, we are committed to keeping our carbon footprint down.

Location: Hill of Uisneach, Rathnew, Loughnavalley, County Westmeath (Eircode N91 R6C9)

Date: Saturday 20th July

Time: 2pm to 4.30pm.

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Anthony Murphy is an author and broadcaster who runs the Mythical Ireland website and has published nine books about the myths and monuments of ancient Ireland. Simon Tuite is a tour guide at Uisneach and an expert on the prehistoric monuments of Ireland. He runs Monumental Ireland, a website and social media channels and is developing an app which will be a one-stop guide to the country's ancient monuments and sacred sites.