Open for individual and group bookings from mid May till mid September and spring bank holidays.
The Bourke Family offer a fully guided cultural adventure, on well developed trails that is suitable for all ages.
Duration is 3 hours approximately as the heritage and history of The Lost Valley is recounted and explained, while we make our way at a relaxed, leisurely pace on a well developed trail along the different points of interest in the valley.
Please wear sensible footware, shoes or trainers. It is also advised to bring a rain coat, as weather conditions can always change.
The Lost Valley has remained largely untouched since the villagers were evicted and driven out during ‘The Great Famine’ of the mid 1800’s. 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 testament to the hardships endured by these Celtic people.
As The Lost Valley is now an active working farm, visitors can experience life on the farm with pet lamb feeding, a working sheep dog demonstration and a sheep shearing demonstration in season on request.
Family Ticket** €50
IMPORTANT: 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Probably one of the most memorable tours you'll ever take! Tripadvisor Review
Enjoyed a wonderful tour with Gerard and Maureen on their stunning Lost Valley farm which offers the most incredible views of an amazing landscape. Gerard is a very engaging storyteller and his passion and sense of place is so evident in his recounting of the stories of life in the valley. It is hard not to be moved by the heart-rending tales of famine and eviction that the Bourke family endured. The Lost Valley Experience is a fitting tribute to all the people who went before you. It was an honor to hear you share your family story. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with you on the farm. Well done... wishing you continued success with your venture. Thank you so much! The Bell family, South Armagh.
Date of experience: August 2018