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The Lost Valley

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Silver Strand, Ireland
+353 85 113 9977
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The Best Tour of Our Entire Trip!

I learned so much about the great famine and what was done to my people. It was a very emotional... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
658maggied
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Lovley experience - Learning about the Great Famine in a beautiful landsscape. Our host Gerard is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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
“biscuits” (7 reviews)
“killary fjord” (5 reviews)
“famine times” (5 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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"all ages"
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"roaring fire"
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"three hours"
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"potatoes"
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"amazing afternoon"
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"breathtaking views"
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"tea and coffee"
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"ancestral home"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I learned so much about the great famine and what was done to my people. It was a very emotional tour, but very engaging and informative. What a gorgeous spot on earth! It was very cold the day we were there, but we trekked on...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovley experience - Learning about the Great Famine in a beautiful landsscape. Our host Gerard is one of the best storytellers I have met.

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We heard about this tour several years ago, but did not have a chance to see it until this Spring. Although the weather was freezing and windy, we all felt it was one of most favorite things to see in Ireland. The land is just...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

If you are in the west of Ireland do not miss this experience simply the best most informative tour we have ever been on not to be missed so much to take in we will do it again when back in Ireland Gerard and Maureen...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Gerard and Maureen invite you to join them on a wonderful guided trip through their very well tended "lost valley" - an amazing experience with many very special ingredients. These include:- really remarkable scenery, a lovingly looked after trail (very easy to walk) through their...More

3  Thank Terence O
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We were staying in Aillemore and spotted references to the Lost Valley in the visitors book. The tour is a fantastic, educational way to spend a few hours. The trip through the ruined Uggool village was very poignant and the story of human suffering told...More

2  Thank Ben C
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

What a wonderful afternoon. Despite the rainy weather, we have enjoyed the tour and talks very much. For us it seems an area of extraordinary beauty, but we understand it is not always easy to live and survive here. Gerard and Maureen have revealed a...More

4  Thank aktje
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this wonderful tour to the Lost Valley. Heartbreaking history with breathtaking scenery.. Not to be missed

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

The Lost Valley is amazing. The breathtaking beauty of the place juxtaposed with the brutal reality of poverty and famine times really makes you really think and reflect on life. Gerard Bourke is a brilliant storyteller and entertains while weaving his way through the valley....More

Thank Mary O
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I would like to thanks Gerard and his wife for the most amazing trip back through time. A very detailed and factual set of stories and information which was presented by Gerard as if he lived back in those famine times. His passion on the...More

Thank Jeff M
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