A family run organic farm on the shores of Lough Key. You can try our Dexter Burgers and food from the farm at the Drumanilra Farm Kitchen on Elphin Street in Boyle.
We moved our young family back home to Ireland from the UK in 2012, to realise a long-held dream of reviving the 200 year old 40 acre family farm in Roscommon. The Tonra and O’Farrell families were originally tenant farmers to the Rockingham Estate on Lough Key.The farm is just outside Boyle, on the brow of a hill, with fields rolling down to the Lough Key lakeshore. The name Drumanilra – Droim an Iolair means “Brow of the Eagle” and is the old townland name used on older maps, presumably referring to a time when an eagle population still existed in the area.
We achieved full Organic Status in May 2015. We raise rare and heritage Irish breeds outdoors, and keep stocking levels low so that animals have plenty of room to free-range. We specialise in Dexter Cattle, Jacob and Shetland Sheep and Berkshire and Tamworth Pigs. We raise organic geese and turkeys for Christmas and have a free-range, organic laying flock.
We love good food and have a wish to raise our children to know and respect good food and where it comes from, to respect the animals and the environment that feed us, to take seriously our responsibility as keepers of that environment, and above all to know when something tastes good!
In the Summer of 2014, we took our "Shepherd's Hut" style catering trailer to shows and festivals around Ireland. The Shepherd's Hut later became the Drumanilra Farm Kitchen and took up residence on Elphin St. in Boyle, next to Supervalu. We serve heritage breed burgers and hot-dogs, handmade from Dexter Beef and Tamworth pork produced here on the farm, on artisan breads with salads also grown on the farm in our polytunnels. We also serve breakfast, soups, hotpots, sandwiches & salads made from our own and locally sourced produce wherever possible. We have indoor seating with a woodburner and children's corner, and a large garden with picnic tables and a sandpit for alfresco dining in Summer. We also have a small farm shop where you can buy our organic meat, veg grown on the farm, home baking and other Irish artisan and locally sourced products.
We hope you'll pay us a visit!
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