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  • Ian R
    32 contributions
    This is a must stop destination. The sheep dog demonstration is wonderful and the restaurant is all locally sourced ingredients and the food is excellent. The owner was very well versed in her farm as she was raised there.
    Written 25 September 2022
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  • Emily O
    Mullingar, Ireland1,161 contributions
    My husband, two toddlers and I set out for the Silver Strand from Westport. It is well signposted from Louisburgh up until a fork in the road then you have to use your nous as to which way to go. Having taken both routes, both say Silver Strand at the end of narrow country roads and both have carpark but one way, if heavy rain the night before (which we had) , you'll have to cross a significant stream up to your knees. Not ideal with two toddlers and a buggy hence we investigated the other route. It is an incredibly beautiful sandy beach even on a dull blustery winter's day. Fabulous views of undulating sand dunes, Inishturk and Clare islands and the magnificent Mweelrea mountain. An amazing feel to the beach. I spied another hidden unsignposted beach the other side of the headland which I didn't have time to explore. It looked so inviting though. Sadly I noted no bins or toilets and some dumping at both carparks but it is a place I could stay forever regardless and will return. A beach to rival Keem.
    Written 31 December 2021
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  • Anneloes V
    1 contribution
    We went on this tour today. The drive to get there was already incredible. The son was doing the tour today and he made us feel really welcome. We learned a lot about the history and could ask anything we wanted. Very special to see the way he trained his great dog Sailor to round up the sheep. But more then anything, this place is just breathtaking and a must see.
    Written 6 September 2022
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  • froggy724
    Hudson, WI167 contributions
    Stopped for a quick walk and look. Beautiful views but it was very crowded and tiny road to get there. Enjoyed watching kids play in the water and it was well worth the trek.
    Written 18 September 2022
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  • 304gaz
    Galway, Ireland13 contributions
    A genuine insight from contemporary accounts of the Great Hunger and what this area was like before Bord Failte and the Wild Atlantic Way tried to reduce into 'visitor experiences'.

    Hard to believe some could complain the Famine Centre was dusty and needed to be "interactive". The famine wasn't a computer game on a 400-euro smartphone for Dublin 4 yuppies.
    Written 28 June 2021
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  • DCBruin
    Washington DC, DC58 contributions
    Having spent a lot of time in Louisburgh, we always drive by this and finally went in and weren't disappointed. It is a quirky little museum but very informative and the displays were impressive for such a small place. The upstairs exhibit about the famine and the walk to Delphi is very comprehensive. My teens spent a lot of time reading (!!) and engaged in the history. We went during Covid and another family was in the video so we missed that but will do it next time! Great location to pick up brochures about the area too.
    Written 10 September 2021
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  • irish-bagan
    Gort, Ireland7 contributions
    This is a wondrous serene beach and arguably the most beautiful on the west coast of Ireland. You won’t fully know Mayo beaches until you walk along Uggool Beach. An incredible place to picnic, swim and spend the day. Like ALL beaches in Ireland it is open to the public and owned by the people of Ireland. It can be tricky to reach by boat or by navigating ugly fencing on the foreshore at low tide, but definitely worth it. Ignore the disingenuous and misleading disinformation of certain private interests. You’ll quickly see through the nonsense by doing a little research on this amazing place. Enjoy!
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • STEPHEN DOWDS
    1 contribution
    I brought my two children (11 and 13) here in late August for a paddleboard lesson while holidaying in Westport. We had a great afternoon under the watchful tutelage of Eva who was a great teacher, she got me standing up on the paddle board and staying up as well...
    The kids loved it as well.
    Thanks guys
    Steve
    Written 12 September 2022
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  • Jarlath L
    1 contribution
    Brilliant team of coaches, brilliant beach, brilliant fun, brilliant life-guard station. Loved it and we felt safe and confident at all times.
    Written 18 September 2022
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  • Catherine H
    Louisburgh, Ireland12 contributions
    I love 'Mossies' The Bhun Abhainn. I often meet friends there. It's a fun, relaxed pub and there is often great music there.
    Written 29 December 2019
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  • Margaret K
    Dublin, Ireland70 contributions
    Fabulous bookshop with great section for kids. Loads of second hand books too. Check out the cards by Irish artists for sale also. Shelly was really helpful and friendly
    Written 18 August 2021
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  • P6462UJedwardw
    goshen ny, United States4 contributions
    the food was good. Louisburgh is a small but pleasant town to visit. You should keep going east along the coast, where you can see the really rural part of Ireland.
    Written 7 August 2019
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  • Cathleencp H
    Galway, Ireland47 contributions
    We took the bikes for a half-day last Sunday. We were blessed with the weather. It was a peach of a day. We biked for about 25km and had a dip in the ocean en route. It was a fabulous experience. Wendy could not have been more helpful. We got very detailed instructions (though using the bikes is very simple) and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We will do it again.
    Written 15 July 2022
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  • gavScotland_Portugal
    Scotland/Portugal243 contributions
    The DooLough Valley is a beautiful, wild valley with a tragic past. During the famine, hundreds of people died here, trying to get help but were turned away. Worth visiting the memorial as well as the stunning scenery
    Written 22 June 2017
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  • siobhan22460
    Sheffield, UK1 contribution
    I too walked into this bar last Sunday! We had to leave after 30 minutes due to the ignorance and immature behaviour of the young eejit sat in the corner of the bar! Yes we have english accents and I understand the hatred! However, if the lad had any sense he'd know that not all the Irish emigrated to America! My parents, both irish, left because they HAD TO for England! I was raised on Irish history on my mother's knee. Just as irish as the young eejit! What a pity that the only people he could pick on were in their 50s and 60s. Brave lad eh? The pub could have had a lot of good custom from us but not mine! I am writing to the owner for what it is worth!
    Written 12 August 2018
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