One of Ireland’s best kept secrets, located along the Wild Atlantic Way between the rugged Atlantic coastline close to the south shore of Clew Bay. Surrounded by some of Ireland’s most beautiful scenic locations. Croagh Patrick, Doolough Valley, Killary Harbour & Connemara are just a short drive away. Hiking or hill walking are great ways to explore the local delights.
The area around Louisburgh is steeped in history. The Lost Valley tour offers an unique experience and window into the cultural heritage of the West of Ireland. Set in an idyllic location, the scenery and the famine tales are not to missed.
Blue Flag Beaches
Louisburgh has many fine blue-flagged sandy beaches. The seas are pollution free and the area is noted for fishing, surfing and swimming.
Our Family Pub
Relax and enjoy a friendly chat over a pint of Guinness in McNamara’s Bar, Louisburgh. There is an excellent selection of fine pubs, restaurants, shops, a post office and the Granuaile Centre. You can learn about Grace O’Malley the famous Irish Pirate Queen in the Granuaile Centre.
During the summer months, Louisburgh hosts music festivals, a beach horse race and a horse & dog show. The annual Irish traditional music festival, the Féile Chois Cuain, has been running for the past 20 years. It showcases local, nationwide and international musicians. It takes place each year on the May Bank Holiday weekend.
Horse racing takes place each year on Carrowniskey Beach. There are activities for all the family organised on the day and is a fun day out. Check out the website here for more details.
Every year the charity Afri organise a Famine walk between Doolough and Louisburgh in commemoration of the people who died during Irelands Great Famine. For information on the next walk check out Afri’s website here.
Originally founded in 1968, the Louisburgh Horse Show has been successfully restored to Irelands Horse Show calender. As well as horse showing, the Louisburgh Horse Show also comprises of show jumping and a Dog Show. Its an enjoyable family day out.