Coming here will be a real Irish experience, but we get what you’re looking for so we’ve picked out a few ways for you to completely immerse yourself in the Irish way of life!
Visit a working farm. Rural Ireland is alive and well in those green fields, and it’s a wonderful experience to see them in action. In County Kerry, family-owned Kissane Sheep Farm
welcomes visitors during spring and summer to witness sheepdog and sheep shearing demonstrations, while Glen Keen Farm
on the Wild Atlantic Way in Louisburgh, County Mayo, will also put you in touch with authentic Irish traditions.
In Ireland’s Ancient East, visitor participation is the name of the game at Causey Farm in County Meath. Dance a jig, play the bodhráin, cut turf in a bog, bake brown soda bread, see a sheepdog at work… this is rural life, and you’ll be right at the heart of it.
Speaking of dancing…although you’ll find traditional music
wherever you go, head to the trad capital, County Clare, where there is sure to be tunes filling the streets of Doolin and Milton Malbay, or cosy up under the thatched roof of the Crosskeys Inn in County Antrim, where impromptu music sessions have been known to erupt.
Anyone else have ideas for real Irish experiences?