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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  or collection from Dublin Airport

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 - Music by the Fireside - 2 Hours

Stay overnight in a boutique, private farm cottage in rural Mayo. 

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.

 

 

 

 

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Irish Farm & Bog Tour in Mayo
 

Eddie Joe Dooeny - Farmer and 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 walk through the farm learning of rural Ireland and farming both past and present. You will then walk 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.

 

 

 

 

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Blacksmith Workshop

Pat Strahan of Barroe Forge - Blacksmith

1 Hour Workshop

*** Subject to availability 

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.

 

 

 

 

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Traditional Music by the Fireside

Local Musicians on the farm

2 Hour Music Session

*** Subject to availability 

Join local musicians by the fireside and discover real rural Ireland. You will hear local trad songs and reels in County Mayo. This is an intimate musical experience and provides a glimpse back to a time before television and radio in the heart of rural Ireland.

" Join us by the hearth for some criac agus ceoil"
Eddie Joe Dooney

 

 

 

 

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Maybe add a day & stay the night ?

Boutique Irish Farmhouse Stay

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. 

Just enquire below to find our more and to book your unique Irish experience.

 

 

 

 

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For detailed itineraries and full pricings.

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