What to do and see in Louisburgh, Ireland: The Best Places and Tips

November 18, 2017 Roseanne Arnett

Discover the best top things to do in Louisburgh, Ireland including Glen Keen Farm, The Lost Valley, Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, Summer SUP School, An Bhun Abhainn, Surf Mayo, Silver Strand, The Coffin Ship, Wild Atlantic Leisure, Cronin's Teach Na N'Ol.
Restaurants in Louisburgh

1. Glen Keen Farm

Glen Keen, Louisburgh F28 Y367, Ireland +353 87 616 7396
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5 based on 57 reviews

Glen Keen Farm

Glen Keen Farm is one of Ireland's largest working sheep farms. The Farm is equipped with a beautiful purpose built visitor centre, craft shop and cafe. Onsite demonstrations for Groups include Sheep Dog Herding, Traditional Turf Cutting and guided historical walks. Coach Group bookings accepted throughout the year. Cafe and scheduled demonstrations for walk in independent visitors is open seasonally from June to August.

Reviewed By richardwebb - London, United Kingdom

If you are on the road to and from the Doolough Pass then you have to stop here. My car group were passing in about 60 cars & each one received a very warm welcome from Catherine and her team.
The food on offer is exceptional and the sheep herding is entertaining for all ages.
Do not pass this place. Take the time to go in and enjoy. You will not be disappointed.

2. The Lost Valley

Silver Strand, Ireland +353 85 113 9977
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5 based on 78 reviews

The Lost Valley

The Lost Valley offers a unique window into the cultural heritage of the west of Ireland. Indeed it is itself arguably the finest memorial of the Great Irish Famine that remains today. As The Lost Valley is an active working farm, visitors can experience life on the farm with pet lamb feeding for younger adventurers, a working sheep dog demonstration and a sheep shearing demonstration in season on request. Meeting point/Reception is located at the lost valley - Silver Strand, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo, Ireland.

Reviewed By Justin P - Dublin, Ireland

This is a brilliant 3 hour walk through arguably one of the most unique pieces of historic landscape, certainly on this island, arguably, anywhere!
Ger, the guide, host, owner, farmer, shepherd, raconteur was in his element-a big group, good(ish) weather, and cooperative dogs and sheep.
We've been on a dozen or more visits/tours/trips over the last 5 years in this area, and this certainly ranked among the most memorable.
If you are within 50 miles of Louisburg, then DONT MISS IT,!,, it's unforgettable

3. Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre

Carrowholly, Westport, Ireland +353 87 636 6278
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5 based on 147 reviews

Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre

Carrowholly Stables is situated 3 miles from Westport town in the beautiful west coast of Ireland and is the perfect choice for all your horse riding. We offer pony camps, group parties, beach and trail rides suitable for all levels of riders from the beginner to the more accomplished enthusiast. We have a wide range of horses and ponies from 11hh- 17hh to suit all abilities (We have ponies ranging in height from 107-148 cm and our horses range in height from 149-165 cm). Packages can be tailor made to suit your requirements. Discounts are available for groups and regular bookings. A.I.R.E. and Failte Ireland Approved.

Reviewed By Niamh H - Westport, Ireland

My first time trekking at this stables left a memorable impression. From the moment of arrival you are thoroughly looked after by Kitty and her amazing team. As an experienced rider, I was more than impressed with how this trek was organised. The horses were well suited to all rider levels. Clear, concise instructions given by the lovely Helena and Laoise. There was 4 employees on the trek with us; this ensured each customer was well looked after and taken care of. As there was enough staff to mind the trek, Helena was able to take some riders for some spectacular gallops through the sea and fields. The trek took place around clew bay, and as a local, I was well impressed with helena and Laoise's knowledge of the local area. All round great experience, and am eager to get back for more.

4. Summer SUP School

Old head beach, Louisburgh, Ireland
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5 based on 20 reviews

Summer SUP School

Stand up paddle board school based on Old Head beach near Louisburgh, Co.Mayo. Lessons and rentals available

Reviewed By CoralEire - West of Ireland

My friend and I recently had a SUP lesson at Old Head and had a great time. Old Head is just the most beautiful location, surrounded by Mountains, cliffs, woodlands and of course the beach. We each had an instructor and paddled all the way...MoreDelighted you enjoyed your time with us! Look forward to seeing you again soon :) Life is better on the water! Muirti

5. An Bhun Abhainn

Bridge Street, Louisburgh, Ireland +353 98 66630
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

An Bhun Abhainn

An Bhun Abhainn named after the river that flows through Louisburgh is a traditional Irish Pub with a contemporary twist. Enjoy the warm atmosphere and the selection of Irish art displayed.

Reviewed By dorispulitzer - Dublin, Ireland

Probably not the easiest to pronounce, but the An Bhun Abhainn is a real hidden gem in the West of Ireland. The place is cosy, full of interesting artwork and has a great atmosphere. The owners pay attention to detail and the staff are fantastic examples for Irish hospitality. They also organize an annual music festival called the September Sessions which is definitely worth a visit. Cannot wait to come back.

6. Surf Mayo

Carrownisky Strand, Louisburgh, Ireland
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5 based on 12 reviews

Surf Mayo

Reviewed By JMHGlobetrotter - Westport, Ireland

Elvis and the team provided our family with a great afternoon of fun in the surf at Carrownisky beach a few miles beyond Louisburgh. Very patient with beginners and helpful with more advanced surfers. They hire out boards and wetsuits at very reasonable prices and all is done with a smile. Check best times with Elvis in advance ...

7. Silver Strand

Louisburgh, Ireland
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5 based on 6 reviews

Silver Strand

Reviewed By RoseMarigold77 - Inishbiggle, Ireland

I sought this well known local beach on a long way home. An intriguing drive from Louisburgh through Mayo heartland. A spacious car park and a wide, wide expanse of pure sand and the ocean behind. I watched a family running and leaping with their dogs in such great pleasure.. One to revisit.

8. The Coffin Ship

Murrisk, Westport, Ireland
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4.5 based on 132 reviews

The Coffin Ship

Reviewed By JenniferM54 - Eastbourne, United Kingdom

Stopped here on our coach tour on the way to Westport. What an amazing sculpture. Gruesome, yes. Poignant, definitely. Makes you stop and think about the terrible times and what people had to endure. I knew so little about these times, but the visit has now made it truly unforgettable.

9. Wild Atlantic Leisure

Bridge Street, Louisburgh, Ireland +353 98 30220
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Wild Atlantic Leisure

Wild Atlantic Leisure (formerly known as Granuaile Maritime Sports) hires outdoor sports and leisure equipment in Louisburgh to allow you experience the great outdoors on land and on the water. We hire canoes, paddle boards (SUP), monster paddle boards, body boards, bikes, kites, outdoor hammocks, rafts, diving gear, wet/dry suits, snorkeling, spear guns and fishing rods. Come experience the best of what Mayo can offer.

Reviewed By Howardkent - Dublin, Ireland

Had one of the best weekends in Louisburgh - kayaking on Clew Bay, river rafting on the Bunowen River and SUP Monster Boarding on Doolough - great team to work with in Wild Atlantic Leisure - cant wait for my next trip west!Delighted you enjoyed - looking forward to seeing you in the West soon

10. Cronin's Teach Na N'Ol

Bridge Street, Louisburgh Ireland, Ireland +353 98 66626
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Cronin's Teach Na N'Ol

Reviewed By sjstilliard - Mumbai, India

I dropped into this pub on a beautifully sunny afternoon in Mayo, after spending time on Carrowniskey beach a few miles up the road. I was met with a warm welcome, given access to free wifi, and served one of the best pints of Guinness it has been my pleasure to drink. I sat in the comfortable beer garden to further enhance the pleasure! Definitely a place to re-visit!

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