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You have found a true Irish rural experience. Explore Ireland entirely away from the tourist crowds. Stay in a private Irish farmhouse in Mayo and tour the working farm with your host - local farmer Eddie Dooney. You will discover the farming traditions, old and new, meet locals, the family and the community whilst enjoying a cosy getaway in a luxurious, boutique traditional farmhouse accommodation in the heart of County Mayo.

to an immersive rural Ireland experience.
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Why stay on an Irish farm in 2024!

There are many reasons to try a private farm stay in Ireland from getting back to nature to exploring Irish culture and heritage. Find out more reasons why you should try a farm stay in Ireland in 2024 !

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Our Testimonials

Ireland West Farm Stay Review
Georgeanne & Lauren
United States 

We spent the afternoon with Eddie Joe on a visit to his working farm in Ireland learning about the animals and crops and peat bogs, and with his neighbour learning about sheep and sheep herding. We were actually mucking about in the fields with them, had tea and felt like part of the family. It was such a rare and unique Irish experience! I highly recommend Ireland West Private Farm Stay if you want an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind experience on an Irish working farm.

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The Cappolla Family,
United States 

A huge highlight of our visit to Ireland was the last day of our tour, when we spent the day at Ireland West Luxury Farm Stay in Co. Mayo. We spent the morning on the farm, visiting with animals and then learning about the peat bog on a tour of the Irish farm. We even got to cut peat and stack it to dry. Then we spent time with a blacksmith (Patrick at 9ironscraft) who made a fireplace poker with our sons, and then a 9 irons amulet with all of us shaping some of the pieces. Finally we had an Irish farm tour and tasting with the local cheese maker-all in all a really wonderful final day.

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Rural Ireland Farm Stay Packages

Our private Irish farmhouse stay packages combine a relaxing, boutique, traditional farmstay accommodation on a real Irish working farm with guided tours through the heritage of rural Ireland with local heritage expert & farmer - Eddie Joe Dooney...

"Join me, your local farmer & guide and let me take you on a journey through traditional rural Ireland whilst meeting the family, the local personalities of the village and of course exploring my farm..."  

Eddie Joe Dooney, Heritage Farmer, Carracastle, County Mayo.


Discover our Ireland farm tour packages & accommodation options...

Luxury, self catering cottage mayo

We  now take a minimum 3 night booking on the farm in 2024 !

Ireland West Farm Stay
3 Night Stay & Optional Activities

Our 3 night family farm stay package includes 3 nights in our cosy traditional boutique private farm cottage as well as an optional selection of 3 activities on the farm and around the village...


  • 3 Nights Stay in our Private Boutique Farm Cottage

  • Maximum 7 Guests Private Stay

  • Self Service Breakfast each morning

Optional Additional Activities:

  • Farm & Bog Tour - Learn about farming in rural Mayo with Eddie Joe - approx 1hr

  • Village Walking Tour - Learn about the village of Carracastle and life in rural Ireland - approx 1hr

  • Live Traditional Music Session by the Fireside with Local Musician - approx 1.5hrs


Find out more here !!

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A day visit to Ireland West Farm Stay

Our Irish Heritage Day Tour Experience offers a choice of 4 fantastic demonstrations over the course of a day. You will meet local farmer, stoneworker & Irish heritage expert - Edddie Joe Dooney & local Blacksmith, Pat Strahan. Each will demonstrate and talk about rural Irish traditions and heritage including...

* This is a tour coach friendly experience and can cater for coaches of any size.

Choice of 4 Activities Include:

  • Farm & Bog Tour - Learn about Irish farm, past and present in rural Mayo with Eddie Joe - approx 1hr

  • Blacksmith Demonstration - Walk to the old forge and learn about this ancient craft. - approx 1hr (subject to availability)

  • Village Walking Tour - Learn about the village of Carracastle and life in rural Ireland - approx 1hr

  • Live Traditional Music Session by the Fireside with Local Musician - approx 1.5hrs (subject to availability)


Contact us to learn more about our farm day tours...

Extended Stays and Tours - 

Ireland West Extended Stays 

Maybe you would like more time to experience real rural Ireland. Contact us to arrange your extended stay in our traditional farmhouse accommodation. Take a farmhouse holiday in rural Ireland and utilise the self catering facilities as well as partaking on our tours and activities in the Ireland West Farm Stay.


  • Extended stay in Ireland West Farm Stay Accommodation.

  • A host of activities and tours to enjoy over your extended stay.

Contact us to learn more about our extended stays..

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