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3 Day Rural Ireland Experience

Our three 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 remants 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.

Your Humble Abode for 3 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.


- 3 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

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

- Artisan Cheese Factory Tour

- Sheepdog Demonstration

- Horseriding

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

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 Package Details...

Package Includes...

- 3 nights stay in the restored traditional Irish cottage - Ireland West Farms Stay

- Breakfast basket each morning.

- 3 Activities including - 

1 Hr - Working Farm Tour

1 Hr - Bog Tour and Walk

1 Hr - Blacksmithing Workshop

Additional activities available upon request

- Fully private experience.

Contact us for pricing

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