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The Lost Valley

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Silver Strand, Ireland
+353 85 113 9977
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One of the nicest parts of Ireland

Would definitely recommend this tour. The views of Irish coast and surrounding areas alone are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MaeveK91
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Dublin, Ireland
A unique and memorable experience

Our group of 4 visited the Lost Valley last Saturday, July 14th and have no hesitation in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ella A
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Mayo
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The Lost Valley offers a unique window into the cultural heritage of the west of Ireland. Indeed it is itself arguably the finest memorial of the Great Irish Famine that remains today. As The Lost Valley is an active working farm, visitors can experience life on the farm with pet lamb feeding for younger adventurers, a working sheep dog demonstration and a sheep shearing demonstration in season on request. Meeting point/Reception is located at the lost valley - Silver Strand, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
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Travellers talk about
“killary fjord” (6 reviews)
“biscuits” (8 reviews)
“all ages” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Silver Strand, Ireland
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+353 85 113 9977
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"killary fjord"
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"biscuits"
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"famine times"
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"potatoes"
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"breathtaking scenery"
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"slow pace"
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"roaring fire"
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"hour walk"
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"amazing afternoon"
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"three hours"
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"beautiful tour"
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"great famine"
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"tea and coffee"
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"ancestral home"
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"potato famine"
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"scenic area"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Would definitely recommend this tour. The views of Irish coast and surrounding areas alone are breath-taking. Gerard's in depth knowledge on the history of the area is remarkable and keeps our interest throughout the walk. Went with my family who are all adults but there...More

2  Thank MaeveK91
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our group of 4 visited the Lost Valley last Saturday, July 14th and have no hesitation in recommending this unique and memorable experience. Its location amidst spectacular, unspoiled scenery is worthy of a visit in its own right. Add the warm wecome from Maureen and...More

2  Thank Ella A
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We reached a beach - lovely one to be honest - following indications for the Lost Valley and eventually found a gate saying "private property do not cross". We were utterly confused, and checked out on information online... Discovering the visit had to be reserved,...More

3  Thank Andrea T
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the Lost Valley while on vacation in Ireland. It was by far one of our favorite tours and favorite locations from our whole 2 week vacation. The scenery is breathtaking and Gerard is a fantastic host and tour guide! He is so passionate...More

1  Thank Njoylehman
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Reviewed 6 days ago

So enjoyed this tour, could listen to Ger all day. Learned so much and loved walking back in time in this beautiful part of the world.

3  Thank michelleking900
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If there is one tour you do in Ireland let it be this one.Gerard and his wife will lead you on a magical 3 hour tour of their amazing farm;historic,beautiful location and even the sheep dogs will round up the sheep on the beach. The...More

3  Thank Brigid O
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my family went on a day trip to the Lost Valley while on holidays in Westport. The views and landscape are beautiful and untouched and the knowledge and history of the area was fascinating. I would advise plenty of layers if you are...More

4  Thank Reggie89
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited recently and although the area was nice I now regret handing over money because of what I learnt about the history of the area the beach used to be a free public amenity but at the end of the day, it's your choice...More

5  Thank happycamper14722018
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GerardBou, Owner at The Lost Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The Lost Valley tours have been running since 2015 and we have not had a poor review till the past few weeks. It is now clear to us that some old acquaintances of ours are engaged in an effort to destroy our fantastic Trip Advisor...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have completed this tour 3 times being lucky to live in Co.Mayo and each time when it is over I start to make arrangements to return. I know of no other walk where outstanding scenery,gracious welcoming hosts/guides,history,agriculture and geomorphology are intertwined and aptly and...More

2  Thank _mauraballa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and 6 dub friends (+ 6 others from Oz) did this tour (not a hard walk at all) with Ger and his 2 sheepdogs last weekend and what a special place it truly is. The weather was perfect but even without the sun, the...More

2  Thank niall k
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