Farm Walks

Our 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 notification list – you will then be notified when the bookings are open. If a walk is sold out you can join a waiting list to be informed if additional spaces become available.

 

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).

PLEASE NOTE: We may have to change the time of the walks closer to the time to accommodate Covid-19 restrictions and the farmers schedule.

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

15th  MAY            2-4.30PM               Mark Hurst                     Co.Kildare                    Rescheduled to 17th July (see below)

22nd MAY           2-4.30PM               Andrew Bergin               Co.Kildare                    BOOKINGS CLOSED 

5th JUNE             2-4.30PM               Stephen Morrison         Co.Kildare                    BOOKINGS CLOSED 

12th JUNE           2-4.30PM                Pat Lalor                        Co.Westmeath             BOOKINGS CLOSED

19th JUNE           2-4.30PM                Trevor Harris                Co.Kildare                    BOOKINGS CLOSED 

23rd  JUNE           11am-1.30PM        Irish Seed Savers            Co.Clare                     BOOKINGS CLOSED 

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

3rd JULY              2-4.30PM               Thomas Fouhy              Co.Cork                         BOOKINGS CLOSED 

10th JULY            11-1.30PM                Mervyn Auchmuty       Co.Roscommon          BOOKINGS CLOSED 

11th JULY             2-4.30PM                Mimi Crawford            Co.Tipperary                BOOKINGS CLOSED

17th  JULY            2-4.30PM               Mark Hurst                     Co.Kildare                   BOOKINGS CLOSED

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

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

7th AUGUST        2-4.30pm                 Sinead Moran             Co.Mayo                        BOOKINGS CLOSED

14th AUGUST      11am-1.30pm          John McHugh              Co.Laois                      BOOKINGS CLOSED 

21st AUGUST       2-4.30                      Bridget Murphy          Co.Sligo                         BOOKINGS CLOSED 

28th AUGUST      2-4.30pm                Kate Egan                    Co.Westmeath              BOOKINGS CLOSED 

4th SEPTEMBER 2-4.30pm                Ailbhe Gerrard         Co.Tipperary                BOOKINGS CLOSED 

11th SEPTEMBER 2-4.30pm               Donna Mullen           Co.Meath                      BOOKINGS CLOSED

18th SEPTEMBER 2-4.30pm              Shackleton Family     Co.Cavan                      BOOK NOW 

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

2nd OCTOBER  11am-1.30PM             Olly Nolan                Co.Dublin                       BOOK NOW 

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

9th OCTOBER        2-4.30pm               Sinead Moran             Co.Mayo                      BOOK NOW 

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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