Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Rathbaun Farm, a truly Irish experience

If you are looking for a traditional Irish experience, plan a visit to Rathbaun Farms in County Galway. Here you’ll learn about traditional farming methods, watch the resident border collie herd sheep and chat over tea and scones.

The Burke and Connolly family have been farming Rathbaun Farms for over 200 years. The main livestock are sheep, but the barns contain a wide variety of animals. Fintan Connally will describe the various breeds of sheep and cattle. Visitors are invited to hand feed the new lambs with bottles of milk, between March and November. Early Summer visitors will witness sheep shearing. Fintan gives a skilled demonstration of this task.

Afterwards, Frances and her team will welcome you into the cottage for some home baked and freshly prepared scones, soda breads and preserves along with the best pot of Irish tea you’re likely to experience anywhere in the country. Here you can chat with the family. Visitors will be enchanted by the cozy thatched cottage home, turf fire, stonewalls and an array of animals.

Visit Rathbaun Farms for a truly traditional Irish experience on a number of Celtic Tours escorted tours of Ireland. Our Celtic Dream tour is a thorough look into traditional and contemporary Irish life. Along with Rathbaun Farms, visitors on our Celtic Dream Tour with visit Trinity College and the Book of Kells, Kilkenny Castle, Cobh Heritage Center, Blarney, Dingle Peninsula, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Galway Crystal Factory and much more!

No comments:

Networked Blogs