New Mayo touring trail will explore 6,000 years of heritage and culture

A new touring trail to promote six of the county’s premier cultural sites is to be launched at 2pm on May 31, 2017 (Wednesday) in the Jackie Clarke Collection, Ballina.

Route Millennia is a 64 kilometre culture trail linking 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, Jackie Clarke Collection, Ballina, and Belleek Visitor Centre at Belleek Castle.

Professor Seamas Caulfied, the leading archaeologist who spearheaded the original Céide Fields project, will officially launch Route Millennia on Wednesday, May 31, at 2pm in the Jackie Clarke Collection, Pearse Street, Ballina.

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

Together, the Route Millennia 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.