Ceide Fields -Mayo
It has been at least 20 years or maybe more since I have visited Ceide Fields, we had a one night break recently in Kiltymagh, not too far from home but far enough to feel like you are away. As with most things we do there is very little time for planning, just get in the car with a few things and away we go. The first evening we tried to find a walk but spent the time instead driving the small roads of Mayo, we eventually ended up in Castlebar looking for something to eat – a random pick, House of Plates – and what a treat it was the menu is divided between land, sea and earth and everything is starter size so you can try a range of different food. After a good nights sleep we headed off for the day first stop Foxford Woollen mills and them on to Ceide Fields, we had a fantastic guide and there were about 20 of us who headed out with him, some fairly heavy showers during the walk but everyone stuck it out. It is a fascinating story of the history of Ireland, how the bogs formed and how the Ceide Fields experience was developed through determination. A bit of a drive from The Old Rectory Country House Leitrim, but really glad we took the time to revisit it.