Please contact us in advance to make a booking:                  Tel: + 353 (0) 85 1139977                      Email:

The Bourke Family offer a fully guided cultural adventure, on well developed trails that is suitable for all ages.

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Adults €25

Children* €10 

Family Ticket** €60


IMPORTANT: Pre-booking is essential, no dogs allowed***


* under 15 and must be accompanied by an adult

** 2 adults and up to 3 children under 15 years old

*** as this is a working farm pets are not allowed 


To pre-book please contact us:

Tel: + 353 (0) 85 1139977           Email:

Open for individual and group bookings from mid May till mid September and spring bank holidays.


At The Lost Valley we form groups from individual bookings. Public access is carefully managed. Only pre-booked, guided tours are permitted. Entry is restricted to one group per day. Groups are led along a looped green road. This ensures the sustainable use of this high nature value landscape and provides protection to wildlife and the sensitive eco-systems, while allowing the traditional sheep farming that created and sustained them to continue. It also ensures that all visitors can experience the unique wilderness aspect of The Lost Valley. Booking at least two weeks in advance, helps to avoid disappointment and secure a tour on the day, however we endeavor to facilitate all bookings.


 Thank you.



One of the best tourist experiences in Ireland Tripadvisor Review


Quite simply one of the best tourist experiences I have had in Ireland, ever. The location is stunning with views of the Mayo coast, islands, and Killary Harbour. The area is steeped in history and the owner delivered a really enjoyable, educational and entertaining tour of the area.
Perfect afternoon for all the family, the kids especially liked the sheepdog show at the end!
Do yourself a favour and make the effort to get out past Louisburgh to visit this place, in a world full of packaged, marketed 'product' this is an authentic gem.


Date of experience: July 2020


Highlight of our trip to Mayo! Tripadvisor Review


We spent six days in Westport and did the greenway, Achill island, cruise on clew bay, Westport house and pirate adventure, Croagh Patrick etc however the highlight of our trip was the Lost Valley. I could not recommend it highly enough, it had all the ingredients of an amazing experience for the adults and children. Firstly the scenery was breathtaking, I have travelled all over the world and it is among the most beautiful places I have ever been to. The untouched private beach, mountain, views out to Clew bay, Killary fjord, stunning waterfall. This coupled with extremely interesting cultural and social history was highly informative and even the younger kids enjoyed it. The working dog demonstration was awesome and the cup of coffee and biscuits were such a treat at the end. Don't be put off by the walk, our 4 children 13,11,8 and 7 found it very easy. I was worried my son with dyspraxia and Autism would struggle but it's a gentle gradient with lots of stops. Thanks for such a unique and enjoyable experience!


Date of Experience: July 2021