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VISITOR EXPERIENCES FOR GROUPS & PRIVATE VISITS

 

• Traditional Turf Cutting

• Sheep Herding Demonstrations

• Sheep Shearing Demonstrations (seasonal)

• Traditional space for indoor visitor experiences

• Archaeological sites

• Guided Historical Famine walks

• Guided Hill Walk for groups

• School Tours

• Wool Spinning Demonstrations

• Wool Dying experience

• Farm House Holiday Rental

 

We offer sheep herding demonstrations by our friendly border collies  for individual visitors.

 

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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, a place where one can re-connect with nature, experience walking on un-harvested potato ridges from the 1800s and retrace the footsteps of our ancestors.

 

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.

 

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

 

The private hill hike at Glen Keen along the Carrowniskey river offers stunning views of Clew Bay, Clare Island and the Sheeffry & Mweelrea mountains.   Walking on this ancient landscape offers a connection and tactile link with our ancestors where the story of how the people before us lived in both good times and not so good times.  The hike will lead us to a majestic set of waterfalls that once acted as the back Garden of a high fortress from the Bronze Age.  One can sit in the magical place and imagine what life was like 1000s of years ago.

 

We wish to advise visitors pre-booking is essential and no pets permitted as this is a working farm.

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

GPS Coordinates: 53.6887939    -9.7869131