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05th Jan 2020

Seven picturesque working farms you and your family can stay at across Ireland

Melissa Carton

Working Farms Across Ireland are the perfect place for a family holiday.

If you’re looking to book somewhere for a holiday over the next few months you can’t go wrong with these countryside abodes.

From seaside farms to a working dairy farm lodge in Limerick, we found seven beautiful staycation locations with something to suit every family.

1) Dairy Lodge – on Working Dairy Farm, Limerick

The Dairy Lodge is a working farm where you can take part in supervised farm trips and a guided walk over the 120 acres of the farm.  You will also be able to visit the milking parlour where you and the kids can watch the cows being milked if you wish.

2) Lakeview Organic Farm, Mullagh

This beautiful farm is located on an organic farm which overlooks Mullagh Lake. The Harness Room has an open plan kitchen and living area with a double ensuite room on the first floor and it’s less than an hour from Dublin!

3) Wonderful Converted Barn in a Farm, Kilcock

This is one for animals lovers as, at The Barn ducks, hens and dogs roam freely and the horses go past at least twice a day.

I love horses so this one jumped out at me right away, also the building itself looks stunning.

4) Gleann Na nGealt, Sheep Farm, Kilgobbin

At Gleann Na nGealt you can experience ancient Folklore, standing stone, a historic well and a lot of sheep.

Visitors to the farm can our pet the sheep and hens as well as enjoying homemade food.

5) Harbour Hill House Goat Farm, Ballyvaughan

This farm is situated on the “Wild Atlantic Way” beside a historical fishing harbour,20 meters from the Atlantic ocean.

There is direct access to the water, for swimming, walking, collecting mussels and fishing and you can also rent a rowing boat.

6) Crookedwood Farm, Boyne Valley

This spot is not only beautiful but is sure to be a firm favourite for cultural and historical enthusiasts.

Nearby sights include Newgrange, Slane Castle & Whiskey Distillery, Trim Castle & Loughcrew.

7) Apartment on a Traditional Irish Organic Farm, Creegh

At Creegh visitors are welcome to explore the fields of the farm and meet some of the animals.

There is a bog nearby, where farmers get their turf, and you can have a walk into some of the local forestry.