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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 ever

If you are in the west of Ireland do not miss this experience simply the best most informative tour... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Lichfield, United Kingdom
A magical visit!

Gerard and Maureen invite you to join them on a wonderful guided trip through their very well... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Terence O
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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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“famine times” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Silver Strand, Ireland
+353 85 113 9977
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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

1  Thank mikebburke
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

1  Thank Terence O
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

1  Thank Ben C
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

3  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
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
Reviewed 8 August 2017

my wife and i live in south mayo we run a small air bnb and we have just found the lost valley we would recommend this to anyone living in or visiting mayo .if i could i would give 6 stars Ger is natural storyteller...More

Thank marian s
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Best 3 hour walk i have done in Ireland. Fantastic experience and Ger our host was extremely entertaining. The story of the Lost Valley of Uggool captures ones imagination and I would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank finsean
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This is a brilliant 3 hour walk through arguably one of the most unique pieces of historic landscape, certainly on this island, arguably, anywhere! Ger, the guide, host, owner, farmer, shepherd, raconteur was in his element-a big group, good(ish) weather, and cooperative dogs and sheep....More

1  Thank Justin P
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