The Lost Valley offers a unique window into the cultural heritage of the west of Ireland. Suitable for all ages, we conduct pre-booked guided walking tours, focused on a 5 km trail that highlights the natural and cultural heritage in the valley. Visitors will experience scenery that simply takes your breath away, from pristine sandy beaches to waterfalls and woods on the slopes of Mweelrea, the highest mountain in Western Ireland, and enjoy unique views of Irelands only fjord. The lost Valley has remained largely untouched since the villagers were evicted and driven out during the great famine of the mid 1800s. The tumbled down walls of their cabins, the multitude of potato plots they left behind, even the stones removed from the rocky soil remain in clusters exactly as they left them, giving testimony to the hardships they endured. As The Lost Valley is now an active working sheep farm, we usually have pet lamb feeding for younger adventurers and give a w orking sheepdog demonstration and a sheep shearing demonstration in season on request. All groups are accompanied by two guides; usually Maureen and Gerard Bourke who are the farm owners. Duration is 3 hours approximately with a complementary cup of tea or coffee in an authentic famine house and toilet facilities mid tour.
Last updated 2016-04-24
Note: Map is an approximate indication ONLY. Please contact The Lost Valley for directions and precise location prior to your visit.