Ancient Village of The Four Forts

About our Village - Carracastle

Carracastle is a small rural village in County Mayo in the West of Ireland. Found off the beaten track, Carracastle is a true Irish village away from the tourist crowds. It is roughly half way between the Mayo town of Charlestown and the Roscommon town of Ballaghaderreen. The area has an estimated population of 725 people and has a church, community centre, shop/pub, national and pre-school. Join us in our community and discover real rural Ireland

The Farm Stay

A lot of love went into the renovation of our family's 19th century traditional Irish cottage. We invite you to stay the night and experience Ireland how it should be. Feel the cosy warmth of a traditional style Irish cottage whilst also enjoying the comfort of a more modern rural Ireland. Our cottage features a traditional stonework facade, an original 19th century hearth and fireplace and lots of trinkets from days gone by.

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Meet the Locals & Local Activities

Carracastle is host to a rich mix of local enterprise and initiative. Let us introduce you to the locals of the village including Eddie Joe, your host and heritage farmer, the local sheepman - Michael, the local blacksmith - Pat and the local cheese makers Helen and Danilo. All are eager to show you the real side of Ireland whether it is herding sheep or cutting the turf. 
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Our Location

Ireland West Farm Stay Experience
 Lismulgee, Carracastle, Charlestown, County Mayo
- 15 Minutes from Knock International Airport (Ireland West Airport)
- 30 Minutes from Westport Town
- 1 Hour North of Ashford Castle
1 Hour South of Lough Eske Castle
- 1 Hour North of Connemara
- 1.5 Hours North of Galway City
- 1.5 Hours South of Donegal Town
- 5 Minutes off the Dublin to Westport Road

Local Sights & Attractions

An array of scenic splendours, archaelogical wonders and hidden gems are located close to the village of Carracastle. Why not stay a while and enjoy the off the beaten track delights that the area has to offer.
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Carrowmore Tomb

Carrowmore Megalithic Tomb - Discover a fascinating 7,000 year old tomb.

Rathcroghan Royal Site

Rathcroghan - The sites of the kings and queens of Connaught. Associated with the legendary Queen Maebh.

Foxford Woolen Mills

The Foxford Woolen Mills - Over 100 years of craft in the woolen industry.


Carrowkeel - Megalithic tombs and stunning panoramic views await.

Musuem of Country Life

The Museum of Country Life - An in-depth museum focussing in rural west of Ireland life.

Connemara Tours

The Connemara Region - Desolate and wild remoteness awaits in Connemara.

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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

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