Welcome to Glen Keen Farm

Due to its vast size, rich history, and natural beauty, Glen Keen Farm is a one-of-a-kind destination in Ireland. This single family-owned sheep farm consists of a commonage footprint that extends over 10,000 acres, making it one of the country’s largest operating farms. It is located within a European Union-designated Special Area of Conservation for its unique habitats and wildlife. Found along the Wild Atlantic Way, Glen Keen Farm is County Mayo’s front door to the Delphi Valley, Killary Harbour, and the world-renowned Connemara region.

We offer Group Experiences and Private bookings by pre-advanced booking only.

Please contact: [email protected]

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GLEN KEEN FARM ADOPT-A-SHEEP PROGRAMME

With Glen Keen’s Adopt-a-Sheep programme, your sponsorship will contribute to the support, maintenance, and preservation for over 500 of the ultimate mountain sheep that reside at our working family farm and homestead.

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Experiences

As Glen Keen is a rural tourism business, the visitor experiences are designed for Group visits only with a minimum number of 20 guests. If you would like to discuss a private visitor experience please contact

EXPERIENCES
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45 mins

Min group size is 20

TRADITIONAL TURF CUTTING

Venture onto our peatlands – a type of wetlands – where we will demonstrate the traditional method used for cutting...READ MORE

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Date : 11.12.21 Time 01:00:PM

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3 hrs

Min group size is 20

HISTORICAL PRE-IRISH FAMINE WALKING TOUR

Step back in time and walk in the footsteps of our ancestors. During the pre-Irish Famine walking tour, we will...READ MORE

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Date : 12.12.21 Time 08:00:AM

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1 hr

Min group size is 20

IRISH MUSIC AND DANCE SESSION

Meet a wonderful local musician and enjoy lively Irish music. Learn the steps to the Sean Nós dance (Irish for...READ MORE

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Date : 11.12.21 Time 10:00:AM

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45 mins

Min group size is 20

SHEEP HERDING

Guests will enjoy an introduction to our friendly border collies and learn about their training programme, diet, herding commands, and...READ MORE

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Date : 10.12.21 Time 05:00:PM

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Sheep Herding, Traditional Irish Music & Homemade Scones

Duration: Approx. 3 hours experience

Guests will enjoy an introduction to our friendly border collies and learn about their training programme, diet, herding commands, and life at Glen Keen. Watch the dogs herd the sheep on verbal and whistle instructions given by the shepherd. Learn all about the Mountain Blackface sheep and the history of their introduction to this...

Sheep Herding, Irish Scone Making Demonstration & Homemade Scones

Duration: Approx. 2 hours experience

Guests will enjoy an introduction to our friendly border collies and learn about their training programme, diet, herding commands, and life at Glen Keen. Watch the dogs herd the sheep on verbal and whistle instructions given by the shepherd. Learn all about the Mountain Blackface sheep and the history of their introduction to this...

Sheep Herding, Wool Spinning Demonstration & Homemade Scones

Duration: Approx. 2 hours experience

Guests will enjoy an introduction to our friendly border collies and learn about their training programme, diet, herding commands, and life at Glen Keen. Watch the dogs herd the sheep on verbal and whistle instructions given by the shepherd. Learn all about the Mountain Blackface sheep and the history of their introduction to this...

Getting Here

  • Glen Keen Farm
  • GPS coordinates: 53.6887939 -9.7869131
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Dublin

  • Take North Rd, Chapelizod Rd, Chapelizod Bypass/R148 and N4 to M4 in South Dublin 14.8km
  • Follow M4 and M6 to Bothar na dTreabh/N6 in Galway 185km
  • Take N59, R336 and R335 to your destination in Mayo 90.3km
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Galway

Proceed to Westport and follow the directions above, or for a more scenic route, follow the directions below:

  • Head northwest on N59 towards Clifden
  • Pass through the towns of Moycullen & Oughterad
  • 10-15 minutes after Oughterad, turn right at Maam Cross, at Peacocks
  • 10-15 minutes later, turn left at T junction in Maam
  • 10-15 minutes later, fork right in Leenane towards Westport
  • 2 miles out of Leenane, turn left to Delphi/Louisburgh
  • Road runs along north shore of Killary Harbour
  • Glen Keen Farm is 16km (10 miles) from junction
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Westport

  • Follow the R335 to Louisburgh approx. 22km (14 miles)
  • Continue through the town of Louisburgh and turn left after the bridge on the R335 towards Leenane
  • Proceed for a further 10km (6.2 miles) and Gleen Keen Farm & Visitor Centre will be on your left
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Louisburgh

  • Head southwest on Bridge Street/R335 towards River Walk
  • Turn left after the bridge on the R335 towards Leenane
  • Proceed for a further 10km (6.2 miles) and Glen Keen Farm & Visitor Centre will be on your left

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Treat yourself - not-to-be missed

A group of 6 of us visited as part of the weekend celebration of 60th birthdays and were so glad we did. From beginning to end, it was a pleasure and Catherine, George and all the team so deserve success - they work very hard to make sure everyone has a memorable experience. There should be more of these kinds of visitor experiences in Ireland. Fabulous scenery, the great outdoors, a unique experience and lovely people and food. Thank you.

Wonderful

Glen Keen Farm is a wonderful experience of a working sheep farm, with the sheep herding exhibition and famine tour the best in the west of Ireland! It has a very informative visitor centre and a lovely café and craft shop. Definitely visit if you’re in the Louisburgh area.

Highlight of my vacation in Ireland!

The family who owns this farm are just wonderful! You get to see how the dogs work with the sheep, Michael was just wonderful as well as his dogs! We enjoyed a lovely lunch with our tour group with music and dancing. I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed the opportunity to see this wonderful family owned farm. Was treated as family while we were there, owner came out and said a few lovely words and introduced his son. This is a must see!

Treat yourself - not-to-be missed

A group of 6 of us visited as part of the weekend celebration of 60th birthdays and were so glad we did. From beginning to end, it was a pleasure and Catherine, George and all the team so deserve success - they work very hard to make sure everyone has a memorable experience. There should be more of these kinds of visitor experiences in Ireland. Fabulous scenery, the great outdoors, a unique experience and lovely people and food. Thank you.

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