On my recent visit to Mayo I paid a visit to Glen Keen Farm in Louisburgh. The farm is located on the Leenane road (R335) and was a welcome place to stop and stretch my legs after a long drive from Belmullet (I took the scenic route, which took about 3 hours!)
The farm is a working sheep farm and is such a happy place even the lambs smile! There are lots of different activities to try when you visit Glen Keen Farm including:
• Meet the farm animals
• Traditional Turf Cutting
• Sheep Herding Demonstrations
• Nature Walks
• Archaeological sites
• Famine walk
You can always try hill walking too as Glen Keen is nestled between the Sheafrey & Mweelrea Mountain ranges, providing a spectacular backdrop to the farm.
Catherine owns the farm with her husband Jim. She was lovely and welcoming and I really enjoyed my visit there.
The coffee shop is just lovely, talk about spoilt for choice with the selection of cakes. I was tempted to try one of each but I thought I’d better not 😉
I met Tracy from Twitter at the farm and we had a great chat over a coffee. To our surprise one of the staff members started singing and all the customers joined in! If I could sing I probably would have done too but I didn’t want to frighten anyone!
It was a lovely day out and highly recommended. You can find the farm on Facebook and their website is here.
The rest of my photos are here.
Hi, thank you so much for stopping by Glen Keen Farm on your trip, we’re delighted that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Also, thanks for the photos, they’re fab!!