Agri Aware's inaugural 'National Open Farm Day' is a newly launched event giving you the opportunity to visit a range of farms across Ireland and explore the 'farm to fork' journey of local food! In it's first year, the Open Farm event was held on four farms across the country - Dublin, Wicklow, Cork and Mayo and played host to over 6000 people across the four venues.
Each farm location has 5 engaging zones full of family activities, demonstrations, and education! These zones include: Kids and Education Farm Safety Demonstrations Machinery with GRASSMEN! Cookery Demonstrations with Celebrity Chefs Various Farm Enterprises such as Dairy, Beef, Tillage, and Sheep Farming
There are plenty of activities for the kids to enjoy, such as face painting, butter discos, colouring tables, milk races and more!
Pictured (L-R) Host Farmers: Breege and Padraic Joyce from Co. Mayo; John and Ann Coughlan from Co. Cork; Deirdre O'Shea Executive Director, Agri Aware; host farmers Tom and Geraldine Short from Co. Wicklow; Padraic and Brid McMahon from Co. Dublin and Agri Aware Chairman Richard Moeran.
Agri Aware’s National Open Farm Day 2018 host farmers:
John and Ann Coughlan - Dairy and Beef Farm in Ballyellis, Buttevant, Co. Cork
Padraic and Breege Joyce - Dairy Farm in Islandeady, Castlebar, Co Mayo
Tom and Geraldine Short - Sheep & Tillage Farm at Kilmullen House, Newtownmountkennedy, Co Wicklow
Padraic and Bríd McMahon - Beef, Sheep, Turkey & Tillage Farm in Fieldstown West, Kilsallaghan, Co Dublin