Mountain Lamb Farm Tour & Tasting on Achill Island – Co Mayo
Take a guided tour around Achill Island with the Calvey, learning about the natural flora and fauna of the island before trying your hand at some sheep shearing. Enjoy a tasting of this famous mountain lamb.
WHAT YOU’LL GET
Immerse yourself in the longstanding tradition of Blackfaced Mountain Sheep farming with an adventurous experience on Achill Island. The high hills and coastal splendour of Achill are home to this famous variety of sheep. You’ll visit local food producers, the Calvey family, that has been farming here for seven generations and they offer a fun-filled hands-on experience that will test your farming skills!
This guided tour will tell the story of the wild mountain sheep that are so much an integral part of Achill. Discover the natural flora and fauna of the island before witnessing the old age art of hand shearing the sheep and watching on as the family border collie gives an entertaining lesson in herding the sheep this way and that.
This experience is rooted in tradition. You’ll meet the characters involved and here’s a true-to-life window into the vernacular, the local culture and the craic.
Finish off your experience with a tasting of this great-tasting lamb in the form of a tasty traditional Irish stew from the Calvey’s own abattoir-butchery. You’ll notice the unique taste of Achill through the notes of heather and seaweed, the main part of the lamb’s diet.
- A guided tour of the farm, taking in the natural flora and fauna of the island
- Witness hand shearing wild mountain sheep and a sheep herding demonstration
- A tasting of Achill Mountain Lamb
- Coach and car parking available
- As you will be outdoors, please wear appropriate footwear and raingear
- The experience requires a minimum of 6 people
- Duration: Approx 30 minutes
- Language: English
- Group Size: Minimum of 6 people
BOOKING YOUR EXPERIENCE
Once you have purchased your experience you can book with the Host Member directly. If you need to know further information about the experience or have any specific questions. Remember, at all times we are here to help you with booking our range of experiences, so you can contact us by filling out the form on our Contact Us and we will get back to you either on the day or the next working day.
The Host Member’s specific contact information including telephone number, location and directions to the experience will be provided on confirmation of your booking.
ADDRESS & CONTACT DETAILS
+353 53 9158693