Irish Heritage & Folklore Day Tour
An authentic rural Ireland experience
Heritage, Folklore & Rural Ireland
Join us on a unique private tour, off the beaten path and away from the tourist crowds. Our Heritage & Folklore private tour of Ireland will immerse you in Irish folklore, culture and rural heritage. This is not a typical sightseeing tour, you will meet the locals of an Irish working village in the heart of County Mayo to understand Ireland's rural heritage both past and present. You will delve deep into pre-Christian Ireland to learn of the druids, Tuatha de Denann and celtic mythology in the sacred land of Uisneach.
A perfect tour for culturally curious travellers looking for a true Irish experience.
The Tour Route
The Tour Details
Fully private, guided tour in professional tour transport.
7:30am - Depart Dublin City
10:00am - Rathcroghan Tour - 1 Hour
11:30pm - Farming Heritage Experience - 1 Hour
1:00pm - Lunch in Irish Country Pub
2:00pm - Blacksmith Workshop - 1 Hour
3:00pm - Sheepdog Demonstration - 1 Hour
7:00pm - Return to Dublin City
Irish Heritage & Folklore
Day Tour Itinerary
Rathcroghan & Queen Maebh
Tour the Ancient Capital of Connaught
1 Hour Heritage Centre and Ring Fort Visit
Discover the ancient capital of Connaught and learn of the legendary Queen Maebh. You will pay a visit to the excellent Rathcroghan Heritage Centre and learn the folklore, myth and history of this ancient area. You will also visit the royal seat of the Kings on your journey to the west.
Folklore & Farming Heritage
Eddie Joe Dooeny - Folklore & Farming Heritage Expert
1 Hour Talk & Demonstration
Meet local farmer and Irish heritage expert Eddie Joe Dooney of Ireland West Farm Stay Experience for a tour that delves into rural Irish heritage. You will sit by the fire and hear Irish folklore and mythology before taking a walk through the farm and onto the bogs. Here you will learn all about the bogs of Ireland, both working and living bogs. You will see how the turf is cut for fuel and you will take a hand at it yourself. You will also walk the bogs learning of the flora and fauna.
Michael McMorrow of Carracastle - Sheep Farmer
1 Hour Demonstration
Join Michael and his beloved sheepdogs for a demonstration of the skills in sheep herding using nothing but your trusted dogs. This fascinating demonstration will showcase the incredible intelligence and skills of the border collies. You will also learn all about sheep farming both past and present whilst meeting some unique sheep during the tour.
Pat Strahan of Barroe Forge - Blacksmith
1 Hour Workshop
Join local Blacksmith Pat Strahan of 9Irons Craft in the Barroe Forge in Carracastle Village for a fascinating workshop in blacksmithing. Pat will concentrate on the ancient traditions and superstitions of the Irish blacksmith and you will learn about and create a 9 Iron. This ancient amulet being a forgotten part of rural Ireland's heritage.
Traditional Irish Lunch
Delicious traditional Irish meal
1 Hour Lunch
Taste the local cuisine in one of the local traditional pubs.
Maybe add a day & stay the night ?
Boutique Irish Farmhouse Stay
Why not stay overnight on the farm? We provide boutique, luxury Irish farmhouse accommodation. Relax by the fireside in the heart of tranquil, rural Mayo. You will awaken in beautiful, peaceful surrounds off the beaten path and hidden from the world.
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