Our Story

My father, Jim Murtagh started farming in the late 1920's in Castlegaddery, 3km from Ballinacarrigy and 20 minutes from Mullingar and Ballymahon. He was a dairy farmer and I started working alongside my Dad in my late teens. It was in 1984 I changed the farm to solely organic. I started with supplying high quality organic lambs directly to top restaurants throughout the country along with supplying Marks & Spencer. In 2010 I moved away from livestock and worked with the project Farming for Nature where I found my passion in biodiversity, maintaining a natural environment for wildlife and developing the land naturally. The farm now consists of 125 acres of beautiful organic farmland & forestry located on the banks of the Royal Canal. On New Yeár's Eve 2020, myself & Gráinne married and we decided to start our journey to open the farm up to the public.  Our passion is to educate - especially children, about nature, the stunning wildlife that is on our doorstep and also around biodiversity & renewable energy.  We want to do this is in the most natural setting as possible, ensuring the landscape of the farm & forestry is not impacted or changed. In June 2022, we were accepted to work with the National Parks & Wildlife Farming for Nature initiative which will give us more tools to develop the farm to ensure our natural habitats and wildlife are protected and enhanced in such a way that we can also educate our children and ourselves.  We plan to achieve this by offering farm educational walks to schools, the public and families. We look forward to showing you the natural beauty and wildlife on our very doorstep. .  

 

Chris Murtagh

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