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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Absolutely beautiful scenery on this guided walk, with local guide who is very passionate and knowledgeable about the local (famine) history and nature. Great storyteller. The sheep dogs accompanied us on the walk, which was a nice distraction for the kids who don’t always want...More