Ireland waterfall and woods

The Emerald Isle is home to some of the most beautiful castles and manors throughout the world. The Wild Atlantic Way has such a unique and robust history that your family will enjoy the numerous activities all while learning all about Irish traditions.

Whether you are staying at or just visiting Lough Eske Castle, be sure to make time for some afternoon tea. Originally created by Duchess Anna Russell of Bedford, this light meal was thought to be the perfect afternoon refreshment between lunch and dinner. As the name suggests, the meal features tea, as well as small sandwiches, biscuits, and pastries. By the end of your meal, you’ll feel like real royalty.

Translated at “Lake of the Fish,” Lough Eske offers visitors the chance to try their hand at fly fishing. Whether you’re a first time fisher, or a true expert, you will enjoy soaking in the beautiful lake and surrounding countryside, and perhaps even catch a fish or two. If you’re lucky like my daughter Shea, you may even catch four! The lake is filled with brown trout, sea trout, and salmon all throughout the May thru September fishing season.

Located in County Mayo, the Lost Valley is the perfect combination of history and scenery. During the Irish Potato Famine, many farmers living in the Lost Valley were evicted from their homes, leaving many of the fields and potato beds untouched. The land eventually became a large grazing farm that would develop a unique landscape. Due to its remote location, this area has been mostly untouched by machinery for hundreds of years, leaving behind a natural landscape that is truly something to behold.

There are so many fun activities to do while staying in Ireland. And what better way to have fun than to learn something along the way!

 

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