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Customised Tours

 

We are happy to share the hidden gems of the West of Ireland with our guests. To that end we provide tailormade tours for those who want a hassle free holiday. We take care of you from airport to airport, and everything in-between. Tours vary from sightseeing, walks, abbeys, castles, mountain and valleys, neolithic  sites, museums, history, nature, Traditional Irish Pubs, you name it, we'll organise it!! 

Minimum and maximum number of persons apply. Please contact us for more details.

 Tours are organised upon request and the following services form part of the standard tour. 

• Airport transfers

• Mini van and driver hire

• Tour guide

• Different itinerary to cater for different clientele and their particular interests

• Set menu dinner at Five Ferns House. 

Each tour day runs from 9am to around 5pm 

Things To Do

Croagh Patrick

Sitting just outside Westport town, County Mayo, is Croagh Patrick, arguably our most well-known peak. It’s a tough drag up the side of the conical tower over uneven rocks and loose scree. But you will be rewarded with incredible panoramic views of the hundreds of tiny drumlin islands in Clew Bay. Folklore says that there are 365 islands, one for every day of the year. The bay is overlooked by Croagh Patrick and its views are renowned as some of the very best of the Wild Atlantic Way. Catch your breath at mass in the gem of a church that sits on the summit.

The hike will take about three or four hours to get up and back down, on what is a 14km round trip. You don’t need to know how to navigate just follow the people, which is ir
onically the only downfall of this climb, during the high season it’s busy!

“Reek Sunday” is one of the most popular days of the year for those wishing to tackle Croagh Patrick. Also known as  Garland Sunday, Reek Sunday is an annual day of pilgrimage in Ireland. On the last Sunday in July, pilgrims climb Ireland’s holiest mountain, Croagh Patrick (764 metres) in County Mayo. However, we advise to be extra cautious when climbing the reek on the days leading up to, on, and after Reek Sunday due to the volume of climbers.

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The Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way route from start to finish unfolds the wonders of nature, the power of the ocean and its imprint on the west coast of Ireland, and the stunning countryside in all its diversity. Enchanting villages are nestled along the coast as well as ancient monuments – their origins having long sunk into the mists of oblivion dot the landscape. Behind every bend on this magical coastal road a new delight awaits.

 

The wild Atlantic with its unrestrained and untameable tides and storms has continuously been moulding the west coast of Ireland. With a constant meeting of water and land, a deeply indented and wild terrain has emerged with towering cliffs, spellbinding bays and beaches, mystical islands, always changing and never reaching the end. In the isolation or perhaps expressed in a different way living near and with the Atlantic at your doorstep has ensured that old traditions and the Irish language have been preserved. A trip along the Wild Atlantic Way is also an encounter with the past.

Great Western Greenway

The Great Western Greenway – Ireland’s first greenway – is a walking and cycling trail in County Mayo on the Wild Atlantic Way. Running 44km around the Eastern and Northern stretches of Clew Bay in Co Mayo.

 

It begins in the popular seaside town of Westport and traverses through the quaint towns and villages of Newport and Mulranny before coming to a gentle finish at Achill Sound.

 

Offering mild gradients courtesy of its initial beginning as a railway line and with magnificent landscape backdrops such as Clew Bay, Clare Island, the mythical holy mountain Croagh Patrick and the Nephin Beg Mountains which forms Part of Wild Nephin National Park. You will travel through bogs, woodlands and active farmland, while spotting wildlife and flora, the Greenway has something unique for each and every visitor.

 

The multi award winning Great Western Greenway “was voted the top three cycle trails in the world, by the New York Times”

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Westport House
 

Westport House and Pirate Adventure Park has welcomed over 5 million visitors with its range of heritage, family-fun, camping and adventure activity offerings. It truly offers something for everyone in the family – from grand-parents, to mum & dad, teens, young ones and even toddlers.

 

The 18th century Westport House is privately owned and operated by Jeremy Browne (The 11th Marquess of Sligo) and his family, who are direct descendants of Grace O’ Malley, the famous 16th Century Pirate Queen of Connaught. From small beginnings of 2,700 visitors in 1960, it has become one of Ireland’s best loved attractions and was recently voted one of the Best Family Visitor Attractions in Ireland by Primary Times magazine.

 

The jewel in the crown of the West, you cannot visit Mayo without stopping in.

Connemara

Bounded by the Atlantic and set within a particularly scenic corner of County Galway, the region is famous for its wild terrain and soft colors. Rust-colored bogs are dotted with polished grey-blue lakes; old dry-stone walls are threaded over hills; and coral beaches, sandy bays and little harbors are edged by an ever-changing ocean.

 

Connemara is not just about the landscape, though – it’s about the Irish language, cherished by the locals. It’s about the charm of towns and villages such as Leenane, Roundstone, Clifden and Letterfrack. It’s about the ponies, the music, the pure flavours of local food. It’s about as good as it gets.

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Achill Island
 

Achill Island and the Curraun Peninsula, in County Mayo, are the jewels in the crown of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Soaring sea cliffs, Blue Flag beaches, mountains, lakes and big Atlantic skies await you.

Belmullet
 

Belmullet, on the North West coast of County Mayo haswhite sandy beaches, wind-swept coasts and stunning cliffs. Belmullet is a real heaven for surfers, walkers and enthusiasts of water-sports.

 

Take in a live traditional music session and experience the great ‘craic’ in the many cosy pubs, or dine in some of our exceptional restaurants.

Fishing

There are eleven coarse fishing lakes within a leisurely drive of Westport town, all holding bream, roach, rudd, perch, eel, pike and roach/bream hybrids.​

The sea angling grounds of Clew Bay are amongst the best in Europe, while the inshore waters of the bay offer excellent shallow water angling. Boats can be chartered for angling, cruising or exploring some of Clew Bay’s reputed 365 islands.

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