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...
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.
- 2 nights in Ireland West Farm Stay private farm cottage.
- Self Catering Breakfast Basket
3 Activities Around the Farm Stay...
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
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
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.
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 !!