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.
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.
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.
Carrowmore Megalithic Tomb - Discover a fascinating 7,000 year old tomb.
Rathcroghan - The sites of the kings and queens of Connaught. Associated with the legendary Queen Maebh.
The Foxford Woolen Mills - Over 100 years of craft in the woolen industry.
Carrowkeel - Megalithic tombs and stunning panoramic views await.
The Museum of Country Life - An in-depth museum focussing in rural west of Ireland life.
The Connemara Region - Desolate and wild remoteness awaits in Connemara.