Regardless of numbers or age range, your family will find a visit to Gleninchaquin to be a real treat. We are a working sheep farm with a commercial flock of 300 to 400 and a small flock of Soya, an ancient breed that look more like small deer. If you visit during March and April the fields are full of delightful lambs and visitors can bottle feed the orphans. At other times a hand shearing demonstration can be arranged, please request in advance.
The Heritage site is worth a visit to see how people lived in the valley in the past. The results of research done in 2005 by Kate Landers can be viewed in the Heritage archive. The drystone bridge can be seen on the way, its two arches were constructed without mortar.
There are a number of walks with numerous picnic areas and special viewing
points. You can take an Eye-Spy trail with a list of things to spot and check off on the way. Guided tours or an art session can be arranged for an additional fee.
The lakes, streams and waterfalls are a wonder to behold and many enjoy cooling down in the rock pools after a walk on a hot day.
If you park in the car park at the foot of the waterfall you can make your car your base for the day as there is easy access to many of the walks from there and room to play games and safely run about.
Any member of the family that cannot make the trails or is a wheelchair user can enjoy the Wheelchair and Sensory Garden, The Gallery and the fabulous views of the Lower valley. There is a computer slide show and refreshments at Reception.
The Upper Valley with its lake that supplies the waterfall, if you can manage the walk, will give the family a sense of wilderness which along with the educational aspects of your visit will leave you with a rounded out days experience. Come and visit us soon.