Farm Walks

Our provisional farm walks schedule for May-October 2021 is listed below. We are opening bookings on a phased basis.  Please check the month or weeks leading up to the walk you are interested in for clarification and booking.  Or click on the below links and join the relevant waiting list – you will then be notified when the bookings are open.

 

These farm walks are an opportunity for the Farming For Nature farmers to showcase their contribution to nature and good farming practices on their land.  The walks are €10 to attend and you have to register in advance as spaces are limited.  This is a not-for-profit initiative and all monies received will be  circulated back into the farming community.

WHAT ARE THE FARM WALKS:

  • This will be a 2.5 hour (approximately) visit to  the farm and will include a walk around with the farmer/farm family, a look at some of the habitats and species present, as well as the livestock and/or crops, and a discussion with the farmer about how he/she/they manage the land in support of nature.
  • Depending on the national restrictions, numbers will either be restricted to 15 or 25, so in order to get a place you have to book beforehand through our booking system then you will receive exact details of where to meet etc. This will be opened up at least a month prior to the walk.
  • These walks are for farmers and people with an interest in farming for nature.  They are meant to be an interactive knowledge exchange between people with a real interest in farming and nature.  They are not suitable for children, or for people/groups looking for an ‘organised walk’ in the countryside.
  • These walks are non-profit but a booking fee is necessary to minimise the frustrating level of no-shows. It costs €10 to register and all funds are circulated back into the farming community.
  • Please wear suitable footwear for uneven and potentially muddy conditions.
  • We would ask that you please respect these farmers, their land and livestock when visiting.  Dogs are not welcome.  You will be turned away if you arrive with one.

Click on the farmer’s name below to find out a little more about the featured farmer and their farm system.  Click below to BOOK or join the WAITING LIST for the walk you wish to join. If you join the waiting list you will be notified when bookings are open.  Bookings are on a first come, first served basis (the waiting list is not a booking).

8th MAY              2-4.30PM               Michael Hickey              Co.Tipperary               CANCELLED

15th  MAY            2-4.30PM               Mark Hurst                     Co.Kildare                    TO BE RESCHEDULED 

22nd MAY           2-4.30PM               Andrew Bergin               Co.Kildare                    BOOK NOW 

5th JUNE             2-4.30PM               Stephen Morrison         Co.Kildare                    BOOK NOW 

12th JUNE           2-4.30PM                Pat Lalor                        Co.Westmeath             BOOK NOW 

19th JUNE           2-4.30PM                Trevor Harris                Co.Kildare                    BOOK NOW 

23rd  JUNE           11am-1.30PM        Irish Seed Savers            Co.Clare                      BOOK NOW 

26th JUNE           2-4.30pm                Thomas & Claire O’Connor Co.Kerry              BOOK NOW 

3rd JULY              2-4.30PM               Thomas Fouhy              Co.Cork                         BOOK NOW 

10th JULY            11-1.30PM                Mervyn Auchmuty       Co.Roscommon          BOOK NOW 

11th JULY             2-4.30PM                Mimi Crawford            Co.Tipperary                WAITING LIST 

17th JULY             2-4.30PM                Jim Cronin                   Co.Clare                         WAITING LIST 

24th JULY           2-4.30pm                 Thomas & Claire O’Connor Co.Kerry              WAITING LIST 

7th AUGUST        2-4.30pm                 Sinead Moran             Co.Mayo                        WAITING LIST 

14th AUGUST      11am-1.30pm          John McHugh              Co.Laois                       WAITING LIST 

21st AUGUST       2-4.30                      Bridget Murphy          Co.Sligo                          WAITING LIST 

28th AUGUST      2-4.30pm                Kate Egan                    Co.Westmeath              WAITING LIST

4th SEPTEMBER 2-4.30pm                Ailbhe Gerrard         Co.Tipperary                  WAITING LIST

11th SEPTEMBER 2-4.30pm               Donna Mullen           Co.Meath                       WAITING LIST 

18th SEPTEMBER 2-4.30pm              Shackleton Family     Co.Cavan                       WAITING LIST 

25th SEPTEMBER 2-4.30pm              Kate Egan                Co.Westmeath                WAITING LIST 

2nd OCTOBER  11am-1.30PM             Olly Nolan                Co.Dublin                       WAITING LIST 

3rd OCTOBER  2-4.30PM                    Mimi Crawford        Co.Tipperary                 WAITING LIST 

9th OCTOBER        2-4.30pm               Sinead Moran             Co.Mayo                      WAITING LIST 

Farming For Nature would like to thank the farmers for their generosity in hosting these farm walks.

These events have been jointly supported by Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine and the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

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