Hill of Uisneach


The Hill of Uisneach or Ushnagh (Irish: Uisneach or Cnoc Uisnigh) is an ancient ceremonial site in Loughanavally just outside Mullingar.

In Irish mythology it is the centre of Ireland and is associated with the festival of Bealtaine. The hill is 182 metres (597 ft) tall, The Hill of Uisneach occupies parts of four adjacent townlands: Ushnagh Hill, Mweelra, Rathnew, and Kellybrook.

The site consists of a set of monuments and earthworks spread over two square kilometres. Around and upon the hill are the remains of circular enclosures, barrows, cairns, a holy well and two ancient roads. On the southwest side of the hill is a large, oddly-shaped limestone rock inside a circular enclosure. It is almost 6 metres (20 ft) tall and thought to weigh over 30 tons.

The Hill of Uisneach is on private land, all visits must be made through booking a tour of your choice. To book a tour of The Hill of Uisneach click here.

General Admission Fees: Adults: €15.00Student/Senior: €12.00Child under 12: Free of Charge Family – 2 Adults & 2 Children under 12: €25.00 (Minimum age: 7 years old) *Prices are correct at time of publishing*