Comhar Chuigéal

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Richard Long & Michael Gibbons Archeological tour of Ceantar na nOileán


This is a guided tour led by Richard Long and Michael Gibbons visiting various sites in Ceantar na nOilean. 

We will be visiting:

  • Trá Bhain prehistoric midden and medieval church.

  • Crannógs on Loch Hibirte

  • Ballinakill Church

  • Abandoned Village in the Sean Bhaile 

  • Cuigéal Castle

  • Crappagh Island

The tour will begin at Lettermore Church car park at 9:00 AM on Saturday the 31st of July (H91 F5W4)

Lunch will be provided at Ionad na Feamainne before the final site visit

Plenty of parking available at the sites if bringing your own car. 


Due to Covid restrictions, the max amount of passengers on our minibus has been reduced to 8 people, Therefore if you have access to your own vehicle we would appreciate it if you could arrange your own transportation between archeological sites.


Proper attire such as a raincoat and walking shoes are essential.



A Bit of Background

Comhar Chuigéal is a community development organisation based in Leitir Mealláin (anglicised as Lettermullen), an island just off the south-west coast of County Galway, Ireland. Leitir Mealláin is one of a cluster of small islands known as Ceantar na nOileán (generally called The Islands in English). Ceantar na nOileán includes the major islands of Leitir Mealláin, Garmna (Gorumna in English) and Leitir Móir (Lettermore). These are very close to the Irish coast and are fully-linked to the mainland by bridges.


Comhar Chugéal (Leitir Mealláin) Teoranta,
Leitir Mealláin,
Contae na Gaillimhe,
H91 CH7X,

+353 91 551 553

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