Our 2 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 & stone wall building. Your host Eddie Joe will take you around his village of Carracastle and show you the remnants of Mayo's ancient past with visits to ritual sites and ancient forts and you will have a comfortable night in the remoteness of County Mayo in your own traditional Irish cottage.

"Join us for 2 day's of immersion in authentic rural Irish life" - Eddie Joe

2 Day Rural Ireland Experience

Your 2 Day Experience...

Day 1 - Bogs & Ancient Forts

Rural Ireland History & Folklore

Take a seat by the fire with Eddie Joe and learn of Ireland's old farming traditions, superstitions and folklore for yesteryear. A unique glimpse into the Ireland of your ancestors.

Approx 30 minutes

Turf Cutting Demonstrations & Bog Walk

Take a walk down to the bog with local expert Eddie Joe and learn all there is to know about cutting the turf. From cutting to reeking you will be immersed in a true rural Irish experience.

Approx 30 minutes

Sheep Dog Demonstrations

Meet Theresa of Carracastle and discover the skills of the border collies. See how they round up the sheep and learn all there is to know about sheep farming in Ireland today and in days gone by.

Approx 1 Hour

Black Smith Demonstration & The Nine Irons

Meet Pat The Blacksmith Strahan and discover the ancient techniques of Blacksmithing. Pat reproduces an ancient amulet known as The None Irons. Watch and take part in the warmth of The Barroe Forge in Carracastle.

Approx 1 Hour

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Day 2 - Food & Local Craic

Local Cheesemakers Visit

Visit Helen & Danilo in their artisan cheese factory for a tour and some cheese tasting.

Approx 1 Hour

Stone Wall Building

Discover the skills and history of dry stone wall building.

Approx 30 minutes

Visit the ancient forts & archaelogical sights

The local area hosts an array of interesting archaeological sites. Take a drive and learn of the ancient history of the area.

Approx 2 hours

Local Muscian Night in the Cottage

We will organise a music session by locals of the village. Hear authentic Irish traditional music in the setting of the country farmhouse.

Approx 1 Hour

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Your Humble Abode...

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 

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...

Package Includes...

- Pick up from chosen location / drop off / airport transfers if required.

- 1 night stay in traditional Irish cottage with comfortable, cosy, traditional interior.

- 2 days of guided heritage tours as per itinerary with local farmer, guide & host Eddie Dooney.

- Fully private experience.

- Local breakfast & complimentary water

Please contact us for pricing...

Ireland West Farm Stay Experience
Boutique farm stay accommodation & activities in the heart of County Mayo

Eddie Joe Dooney,

Ireland West Farm Stay Experience

Lismulgee, Carracastle, County Mayo

Phone No : 00 353 86 058 5858

Email Address : eddiejoe@irelandwestfarmstay.com

Partnered with www.littlegemtours.com

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