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Experience historic Ireland

                                                with Glen Keen Farm

Activities

 

• The Farm Experience

• Traditional Turf Cutting

• Sheep Herding Demonstrations

• Sheep Shearing Demonstrations (seasonal)

• Traditional Tea rooms

• Nature Walks

• Peatland habitats

• Archaeological sites

• Famine walk

• Guided Hill Walk for groups

• School Tours

• Wool Spinning Demonstrations

 

 

Please note: All demonstrations must be reserved in advance.  Minimum no. persons 10 or more.  Please contact us for prices and availability.

The Glen Keen Farm and Visitor Centre is a true example of Irish hospitality at its best.  Whether you are planning a day out for all the family or if you are entertaining friends or visitors Glen Keen has something for everyone.

 

Glen Keen, the place where you will experience a truly memorable occasion.

 

Hill Walking

Glen Keen is nestled between the Sheafrey & Mweelrea Mountain ranges, providing a spectacular backdrop to the farm.  Mweelrea (from Irish Cnoc Maol Réidh meaning "smooth bald hill") is a mountain with a height of 814 metres (2,670 feet), it is the highest point in the province of Connacht and the 34th highest in Ireland. The mountain overlooks Killary Harbour on the south side and the Doolough Valley on the north east side.  Weather conditions can change very rapidly and this poses particular challenges for climbers who are inexperienced or have limited navigation abilities. From the east the mountain is well protected by outlying ridges and boggy ground as well as a cliff line to the east of the main summit. The easiest ascent is probably by starting on the coast to the west of the mountain and ascending gentle slopes, but even from this side climbers need to navigate carefully as cloud or mist can obscure the summit very rapidly. The summit does provide stunning views of the surrounding area, including views of County Galway and Mayo, and the Atlantic Ocean.

Ben Gorm, another stunning mountain is part of the Sheafrey range, it is 700metres high and in English means blue peak.  The summit provides spectacular views of the surrounding area.

 

Glen Keen Farm, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo, Ireland. Telephone 353 (0)87 616 7396 Email glenkeenfarm@gmail.com

GPS Coordinates: 53.6887939    -9.7869131