March 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

St Patrick’s Weekend, March 17-19, 2018
Archaeological & Historical Field Trips
Saturday March 17th 2018 – Field Trip to South West Mayo, a circuit of Croagh Patrick.
Meeting at 10am at Clifden Square, return by 5pm. €30pp

St Patrick came to Ireland as a captured slave from Roman Brittan; he escaped but returned in the Mid 5thCentury to Christianise Ireland. We will explore a range of monuments associated with his holy mountain. Including the Boheh Stone, (also known as St. Patrick’s Chair), a Neolithic Rock Art Site, reused in the 5th century as a small monastery grew up around it. It is one of the top five Rock Art Sites in these islands. A spectacular Stone Alignment on the shores of Clew Bay and the ancient graveyard at Killadoon. Heading to Killary Harbour we will stop at a Bronze Age Wedge Tomb, re-used as a Mass Rock and return to Connemara along the spectacular Killary Fjord.

Booking in Advance Only to Michael Gibbons, Clifden. 095 21379 or [email protected]
All walkers must have walking boots, outdoor gear and a packed lunch. Tea/Coffee stops en-route.