Local history project by pupils of St. Patrick's B.N.S, Castlebar






How were  the Céide fields discovered?

A man was digging in his field about twenty years ago and he found some old tools and weapons and sent them up to the museum in Dublin. We had great fun making these tools and weapons which they used way back then.

Click here to see more tools and weapons and pictures of the stone age

Then some archaeologists came to Mayo, and when they started digging they discovered a whole village over 5000 years old under the bog.

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How can we learn about people who lived so long ago?  

From the weapons and tools found at the Céide fields, we can learn more about how people lived, hunted, cooked, etc. over 5000 years ago.


We had cool fun pretending to be cavemen back in the stone age.