My Farming Week
With fertile soils, a temperate climate and abundant rainwater, Waterford has some of the best farms in Ireland!
On My Farming Week, from Monday, June 20th Kieran O'Connor will visit some of our most sustainable, inventive, forward-thinking farm families.
These include -
- Kiely's Comeragh Mountain Farm
- O’Gorman’s Glasha Farmhouse
- Fitzgerald’s Signpost Dairy Farm
- Mulhearne Agricultural Contractors
- Moore’s Constructed Wetlands Dairy Farms
Monday's My Farming Week - Kiely's Comeragh Mountain Farm
Clo Kiely and her husband David have a small market garden and free-range poultry farm in Ballynamult in the foot of the Comeragh Mountains. They grow salad leaves, rocket, spinach, kale, and a wide range of seasonal vegetables including cucumbers, tomatoes, courgette, yard beans, peas, garlic, broccoli, pumpkins, and more.
They also rear poultry on pasture including chickens, hens, geese and ducks.
Comeragh Mountain Farm’s shop opens Monday-Friday and you can also find them at various farmers' markets around the county.
Learn more on comeraghmountainfarm.ie.
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Tuesday's My Farming Week - O’Gorman’s Glasha Farmhouse
Olive O’Gorman established Glasha farmhouse, Ballymacarbry, Co. Waterford, with her late husband Paddy on their dairy farm 24 years ago. Olive, who previously worked in a bank, wanted to run an enterprise that would fit in with farming and family life.
Olive and her son Oliver now run the award-winning farmhouse guesthouse on their high-tech dairy farm, which also provides milk for a Halloumi cheese enterprise in south Tipperary.
The B&B has gone from strength to strength winning multiple awards over the years, including B&B Of The Year 2020.
Learn more on glashafarmhouse.com.
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Wednesday's My Farming Week - Fitzgerald’s Signpost Dairy Farm
Steven Fitzgerald and his wife Catriona run a highly successful dairy farm with Steven’s parents, Richie and Noreen, near Aglish, Co. Waterford.
The Fitzgerald’s farm is part of the Teagasc/Glanbia SIGNPOST programme which promotes best sustainable practices in farming.
It aims to achieve early progress in reducing gaseous emissions from Irish agriculture and also improve water quality, maintain and in some cases improve bio-diversity and reduce costs and create more profitable and sustainable farming enterprises.
Thursday's My Farming Week - Mulhearne Agricultural Contractors
One of Waterford’s longest-running and largest agricultural contractors, PJ Mulhearne and his team at Mulhearne Agricultural Contractors use the latest technology and machines in the agri industry.
Based in Scrahan, Kilmacthomas the Mulhearne’s offer silage, tillage, baling, setting, harvesting and more as part of their agricultural contracting service.
Friday's My Farming Week - Moore’s Constructed Wetlands Dairy Farms
Willie Moore and his nephew Niall Moore run their family farms with a strong emphasis on the environment, biodiversity, forestry and reed-beds.
Located in Dunhill along the Anne Valley walk, the farms are part of Constructed Wetlands which means they focus on being environmentally friendly.