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1 Day Ireland West Experience

Our one day Rural Ireland Experience will provide you with an authentic experience of Irish life. You will learn and participate in the old farming traditions like turf cutting, blacksmith and witness a fascinating sheepdog demonstration. Your host Eddie Joe will take you around his village of Carracastle and show you the remants of Mayo's ancient past with visits to ritual sites and ancient forts and you will leave with a great sense of rural Ireland.

"A full day on the farm & in the village learning of Ireland's traditions and farming techniques" - Eddie Joe

Your Humble Abode for 2 nights...

Ireland West Farm Stay
Ireland West Farm Stay

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The Living Room and Hearth
The Living Room and Hearth

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The Ireland West Farm Stay
The Ireland West Farm Stay

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Ireland West Farm Stay
Ireland West Farm Stay

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The Dooney Family Cottage

Your unique accommodation is a restored traditional Irish cottage. You will spend the night in this comfortable and extremely cosy home located on the family farm. Burn some turf on the fire and drink hot drinks whilst watching the shooting stars in the stunningly clear Mayo sky.

Included:

- 2 nights in Ireland West Farm Stay private farm cottage.

- Self Catering Breakfast Basket

3 Activities Around the Farm Stay...

Touring the farm in Mayo
Touring the farm in Mayo

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We cater for groups of all sizes for day tours of the farm
We cater for groups of all sizes for day tours of the farm

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Tour the working farm in Mayo
Tour the working farm in Mayo

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Touring the farm in Mayo
Touring the farm in Mayo

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1hr Working Farm Tour  with Eddie Joe

Take a tour of the Ireland West Farm Stay working farm with host Eddie Joe and learn all about farming in Ireland old and new. You will meet the animals and hear the history and folklore of rural Ireland.

Included - 1hr Working Farm Tour

Tour the Bogs of Ireland
Tour the Bogs of Ireland

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Eddie Explaining the Bogs
Eddie Explaining the Bogs

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Enjoying the Farm Tour Ireland
Enjoying the Farm Tour Ireland

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Tour the Bogs of Ireland
Tour the Bogs of Ireland

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1hr Bog Experience Tour with Eddie Joe

Join Eddie Joe Dooney for a demonstration on 'Life on the Bogs'. You will see how the turf is cut and used in the west of Ireland. You will learn of both the Living Bogs and The Working Bogs and their intrinsic connection with rural Ireland. You will try your hand at cutting the turf whilst exploring the fascinating flora and fauna of this unique habitat. All in the beautiful surround of County Mayos rural heartlands.

Included - 1hr Bog Tour and Walk

Pat Strahan and guests at the Blacksmith Forge
Pat Strahan and guests at the Blacksmith Forge

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Blacksmithing Demonstration Mayo
Blacksmithing Demonstration Mayo

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Pat Strahan Blacksmith
Pat Strahan Blacksmith

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Pat Strahan and guests at the Blacksmith Forge
Pat Strahan and guests at the Blacksmith Forge

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1hr Blacksmithing Workshop with Pat Strahan

Join Pat 'The Blacksmith' Strahan in his intimate Barroe Rock Forge for a fascinating workshop in the art of the Blacksmith. You will learn the methods of Blacksmithing both old and new and be introduced to the ancient amulet of the 9 Irons. Enjoy being shown and taking part in this age old skill from rural Irelands days gone by.

Included - 1hr Blacksmithing Workshop

Note: This is subject to availability. May be able to replace with another activity.

Your Host Eddie Dooney...

Local Farmer & Guide...

Let local heritage farmer and bog expert Eddie Joe Dooney show you around the village and farm, introducing you to the locals and providing a glimpse in Irish village life.

The Details...

1 Day Ireland West Experience Package Includes...

3.5 Hour private guided tour with the following demonstrations...

- 1 Hour Rural talk, folklore and bog demonstration.

- 1 Hour Sheepdog demonstration.

- 1 Hour Blacksmith Workshop.

- Local cheese tasting.

Please contact for pricing.

Demonstrations can be organised individually.

Other Activities Available around the Village & Area

Around the Village and are there are also other great activities to enjoy...

- Trad Music by the Fireside with Local Musicians on Ireland West Farm Stay (on the farm)

- Artisan Cheese Factory Tour (5mins drive)

- Sheepdog Demonstration (10mins drive)

- Horseriding (20mins drive)

Just enquire to add any additional activities to your farm stay package !!

Trad Music by The Fireside
Trad Music by The Fireside

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Culmore Horse Riding
Culmore Horse Riding

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Sheep Dog Demonstration
Sheep Dog Demonstration

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Trad Music by The Fireside
Trad Music by The Fireside

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