Mountshannon, Co Clare
Phone: 061 927237
The main entrance to the Aistear is from the village. Iniscealtra or Holy Island, as it is locally known, is captured in the circle of the tall gate of the entrance arch. Iniscealtra ranks as one of the most important monastic sites in the country and is located on Lough Derg, a short distance from the village.
An exit/entrance has also been created from the harbour to the park. Inside and to the left of the main entrance gate is a rustic play area for children. As one moves forward along the pathway, one encounters the maze, which is one of the main features of the Aistear.
The maze is a pathway or pilgrimage through time, measured by the history of spirituality in Ireland. There are seven distinct periods or time spans during the journey depicting the spiritual evolutionary process. These spaces display an explanatory text and contemporary relics and artefacts which draw together the beliefs of generations past. The artefacts have been replicated from original archaeological discoveries.