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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 4 weeks ago
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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“killary fjord”(7 reviews)
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
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 August 2016

If you are in the region then you should seek this experience out - do not miss it if you possibly can. You've maybe seen the signs around the area, you've maybe had a look at the website, maybe even read TripAdvisor reviews (unanimously 5...More

6  Thank Ian E
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 19 July 2018 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

13  Thank Andrea T
GerardBou, Owner at The Lost Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Silver strand beach, but we are honestly at a loss to understand your confusion and frustration. On every page of our website and on every publication we have ever issued we state clearly that we are a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

2  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

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

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.

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

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

2  Thank Jim M
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.

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

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

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

5  Thank Tara P
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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.