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Ireland Farm Activities & Tours

Ireland West Farm Stay Experiences

Enjoy time around the family village meeting the locals and partaking in the rural activities.

" This is more than a tour, it is a real rural Ireland experience. "


Meet Eddie Joe for a tour and demonstration on the bogs. Meet Michael for an incredible display of his working sheep dogs or meet Pat The Blacksmith Strahan to learn about The Nine Irons and try your hand at blacksmithing. Just some of the many wonderful experiences that can be found in Carracastle and the Ireland West Farmstay Experience.

4 Activities Around the Farm Stay...

Irish Working Farm & Bog Tour  

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. 

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.

Local Village Walking Tour

Join local amateur historian and farm Eddie Joe on a 1hr walking tour of the local village of Carracastle, Mayo. The journey will take you back in time with Iron age ring forts, magic faery trees, ancient limekilns, army barracks and famine graves. As well as learning the history you will get an insight into contemporary rural Ireland village life.

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.

Note: This is subject to availability. May be able to replace with another activity.

Traditional Irish Music by the Fireside

Join local musicians by the fireside and discover real rural Ireland. You will hear local trad songs and reels in County Mayo. This is an intimate musical experience and provides a glimpse back to a time before television and radio in the heart of rural Ireland.

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.

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