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The Lost Valley

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Fantastic experience!

We had the pleasure of visiting the Lost Valley this summer as a large family group. It was... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
padraic s
via mobile
Excellent, Highly recommend the tour

Gerard takes you through the history of the area, also the place of his birth and his family before... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
John H
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Doovilra/Uggool | Louisburgh, Silver Strand, Louisburgh, Ireland
+353 85 113 9977
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We had the pleasure of visiting the Lost Valley this summer as a large family group. It was absolutely fantastic. Living history brought to life with insight and respect for the area and the people who lived there. Everyone of us, young and not so...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank padraic s
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Gerard takes you through the history of the area, also the place of his birth and his family before him. He is passionate and humorous in his delivery, but it does not feel like a school history lesson. The sheep trial at the end was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank John H
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

A really enjoyable and enriching experience. We loved it. Stunning scenery. Hugely informative and engaging guide in Gerard with a real feel for the extraordinary history, geography and anthropology of the area. My two boys, 16 and 13, had a great time. It takes a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Shane C
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

A wonderful experiance guided by Gerard Bourke, also landowner. His passion for and knowledge of the history and scenary are great and he shares it with great joy. It's one of the highlights of my vacation in Ireland.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Paulien L
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Best experience so far in Mayo! Gerard's knowledge and passionate delivery of his family and local history before and after the famine was impressive, moving and memorable. Gerard and Maureen went out of their way for guests of tour, including letting us feed lambs, see...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank pamela d
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Away beyond my expectations. The location and scenery and breath taking and especially when you reach Killary fjord. The tour is a beautiful walk back in history in every way. The view changes all the time. The tour is guided and tells a story of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank H4118VDjimm
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent tour delivered with real passion. After 3 very enjoyable hours we were sorry it ended. A must visit if in Ireland and interested in Irish history and culture. We were a group that included Grandparents and young teens and all enjoyed it emensly.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank gofar
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful tour with Gerard and Maureen on their stunning Lost Valley farm which offers the most incredible views of an amazing landscape. Gerard is a very engaging storyteller and his passion and sense of place is so evident in his recounting of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank rosiebell110
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Based on trip advisor reviews we decided to do the Lost Valley Tour. It was the best decision ever and turned out to be the most memorable part of our holiday. This is more than a tour; it’s a history lesson, a trip back in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Billy B
Reviewed 2 August 2018

I have wanted to do this 3 hour walking tour for a few years and finally fitted it in this summer. From first meeting Gerard and Maureen in this simply exquisite part of Ireland to parting several hours later I was enchanted and hung on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank Tara P
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1 January 2019|
Response from GerardBou | Property representative |
Sorry, It is closed till Easter
31 July 2018|
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Response from annadorwart | Reviewed this property |
Hi. As taken from their website: Pricing: Adults €15 Children €10 Family Ticket €45 ( children must be accompanied by an adult) I hope that helps. You’ll love it. Well worth the price.