Farm Walks

Below is our farm walks schedule for May-October 2022.

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We are delighted to run another season of Farming for Nature farm walks with many of our wonderful ambassador farmers. These farm walks are an opportunity for our Farming for Nature farmers to showcase their contribution to nature and good farming practices on their land. They are a great opportunity to meet likeminded farmers and to gain an insight into the creative and inspiring ways that farmers can incorporate, protect and enhance nature on their land. We have put together a provisional schedule for May – October 2022 which you can see below. Some of the farm walks are now open for bookings, and we will continue to open bookings on a phased basis throughout the year. Do keep an eye on our social media/website to see possible updates or changes to this schedule as time progresses. For the farm walks that bookings are not yet opened, you can submit an ‘expression of interest’ (join a waiting list) for the walk you wish to join, and you will be notified when the booking is open. Places will be offered on a first come, first served basis. The walks cost €10 to attend in order to reduce the number of no-shows. 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.

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BOOKING: Please note that tickets for the farm walks are only available to purchase 3 weeks before the event. In the meantime, you can follow any of the below links to join a list where you will be notified once ticket bookings for a specific walk are open. 

15th May 2pm Boyd Bryce Sheep Donegal.  More information on his farm here. To buy tickets for this event Buy tickets for Farming For Nature Walk with Boyd Bryce - May (Co. Donegal)
21-May 11am  Mona Muller  Mixed  Clare   More information on her farm  here. To buy tickets for this event Buy tickets for Farming For Nature Walk with the Muller Family - May (Co. Clare)
22-May 2pm Thomas Keane Sheep  Galway More information on his farm here. To buy tickets for this event Buy tickets for Farming For Nature Walk with Thomas Keane - May (Co. Galway)
28-May 11am  Michael Hickey Beef Tipperary More information on his farm here.  To buy tickets for this event Buy tickets for Farming For Nature Walk with Michael Hickey - May (Co. Tipperary)
29-May  11am Andrew Bergin Tillage  Kildare More information on his farm here.  To buy tickets for this event Buy tickets for Farming For Nature Walk with Andrew Bergin - May (Co. Kildare)
04-Jun 11am Anthony Mooney  Beef  Kildare More information on his farm here.  To buy tickets for this event  Buy tickets for Farming For Nature Walk with Anthony Mooney - June (Co. Kildare)
04-Jun 2pm Kate Egan  Horticulture  Westmeath More information on her farm  here.  To buy tickets for this event Buy tickets for Farming For Nature Walk with Kate Egan - June (Co. Westmeath)
08-Jun 2pm  Louis McAuley  Tillage  Meath More information on his farm here.  To buy tickets for this event Buy tickets for Farming For Nature Walk with Louis McAuley - June (Co. Meath)
09-Jun  2pm Noel Kiernan  Beef and Sheep  Longford More information on his farm here.  To buy tickets for this event Buy tickets for Farming For Nature Walk with Noel Kiernan - June (Co. Longford)
11-Jun 2pm Fergal Anderson & Manu Russo  Horticulture  Galway More information on his farm here. To buy tickets for this event Buy tickets for Farming For Nature Walk with Fergal Anderson & Emanuela Russo - June (Co. Galway)
18-Jun 11am Nicholas Redmond Mixed  Wexford More information on his farm here.  To buy tickets for this event  Buy tickets for Farming For Nature Walk with Nicholas Redmond - June (Co. Wexford)
26-June 11am Nia O’Malley Beef Galway More information on their farm here.  To buy tickets for this event Buy tickets for Farming For Nature Walk with Nia O'Malley - June (Co. Galway)
Date TBC June Gerard Walshe Beef Galway More information on their farm here Tickets available once a date has been confirmed
2nd July 2pm Kim and Mirielle McCall Mixed stock Kildare More information on their farm here To buy tickets for this event Buy tickets for Farming For Nature Walk with Kim and Mirielle McCall - July (Co. Kildare)
9th July 11am Stephen Morrison Beef Kildare More information on his farm here To buy tickets for this event<Buy tickets for Farming For Nature Walk with Stephen Morrison - July (Co. Kildare)
16th July 11am Sean O’Farrell Mixed stock Tipperary More information on his farm here To buy tickets for this event Buy tickets for Farming For Nature Walk with Sean O'Farrell - July (Co. Tipperary)
22nd July 2pm Ailbhe Gerard Sheep, Forestry & Bees Tipperary More info on their farm here To buy tickets for this event Buy tickets for Farming For Nature Walk with Ailbhe Gerard - July (Co. Tipperary)
23rd July Time 2pm Norman & Michael Dunne Tillage Kildare More information on their farm here Buy tickets for this event here Buy tickets for Farming For Nature Walk with Norman and Michael Dunne - July (Co. Kildare)
23rd July 11am Cathal Mooney Mixed stock Donegal More information on their farm here To buy tickets for this event Buy tickets for Farming For Nature Walk with Cathal Mooney - July (Co. Donegal)
30th July 2pm Ger Deegan Forestry & stock Westmeath More information on their farm here To buy tickets for this event Buy tickets for Farming For Nature Walk with Ger Deegan - July (Co. Westmeath)
6th August 11am Pat McKenna Beef Monaghan More information on their farm here To buy tickets for this event Buy tickets for Farming For Nature Walk with Pat McKenna - August (Co. Monaghan)
13th August 11am Oliver Nagle Beef Clare More information on their farm here To buy tickets for this event Buy tickets for Farming For Nature Walk with Oliver Nagle - August (Co. Clare)
20th August 2pm Thomas and Claire O’Connor Horticulture Kerry More information on their farm here To buy tickets for this event Buy tickets for Farming For Nature Walk with Thomas and Claire O'Connor - August (Co. Kerry)
27th August 11am Gearoid Maher Dairy Limerick More information on their farm here To buy tickets for this event Buy tickets for Farming For Nature Walk with Gearoid Maher - August (Co. Limerick)
Date TBC September Michael McManus Beef Leitrim More information on their farm here Tickets available once a date has been confirmed
4th September 2pm Mimi and Owen Crawford Dairy & mixed stock Tipperary More information on their farm here To buy tickets Buy tickets for Farming For Nature Walk with Mimi and Owen Crawford - September (Co. Tipperary)
8th September 11am Colm Gavin Sheep Mayo More information on their farm here To buy tickets for this event Buy tickets for Farming For Nature Walk with Colm Gavin - September (Co. Mayo)

17th September 2pm Olly Nolan Horticulture & mixed stock Dublin More information on their farm here To buy tickets for this event Buy tickets for Farming For Nature Walk with Olly Nolan - September (Co. Dublin)

24th Septemer 11am Thomas Stack Dairy Limerick More information on their farm here Buy tickets for this event Buy tickets for Farming For Nature Walk with Thomas Stack - September (Co. Limerick)

 

If you have any questions in relation to the farm walks please contact Lucy at lucy@farmingfornature.ie

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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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