On The Farm
The farm at Airfield is a perfect working example of environmentally sustainable agriculture in Ireland. We encourage visitors to explore, experience farm life up close and even get hands-on.
We’re a working farm with a milking Jersey herd, as well as Jacob sheep, Oxford sandy and black pigs, Saneen goats, Rhode Island red hens, chickens and donkeys to name but a few.
As a working farm, we raise all animals for use in Overends Kitchen. Using the best of farming practices and grass management, the farm at Airfield produces the very best in Irish meat.
Our Jersey herd is milked once a day as part of our commitment to sustainable farming. Our dairy allows visitors to watch the herd being milked, understand the pasteurisation process and taste the fresh, creamy milk we use across the estate.
How We Farm
With just over 20 Estate acres dedicated to farm use, grass and land management are critical to food production and producing our renowned creamy Jersey milk.
We have sheep, pigs, goats and chickens to name a few and our placid Jersey herd are some of the most beautiful animals you’ll ever see.
Our hens – Rhode Island Red Hybrids, Legbars and Araucanas – ensure a constant supply of fresh eggs for Overends Kitchen. And a visit wouldn’t be complete without saying hello to our resident fostered donkeys – Conal and Carroll a much-loved pair from The Donkey Sanctuary, Cork.
All of the daily activities are included with your admission ticket, and as a working farm what you see will always be different! Our animals move around regularly.
Egg CollectionMeet at the hen coup
Jersey Herd MilkingMeet in the farmyard
Young Chef at Airfield Estate
Airfield Estate's Neff Inspiration Kitchen team have cooking class for the Young Chefs in your house to get stuck into.Book Now...
July Garden Tour and Floristry Demonstration
Enjoy a relaxing summer tour of our organically grown ornamental gardens, led by one of our resident horticulturalists, followed by refreshments and a floral demonstration.Book Now...
Latest Farm News
Seasonal Meal Planner
Each month come back for a free download to help you plan your meals using food that is in season.MORE
The Jersey Cow
Jersey cows are a small dairy breed and usually weigh between 400-450kg. They are characterised by their fawn colour and black nose with a white muzzle around the nose.MORE
A Cuppa With Brian
Each month, we'll be enjoying a cuppa with members of the team at Airfield Estate. Next up is Brian Farrell, Head Farmer of Airfield Estate.MORE
With sustainability at our core, Airfield Estate, has committed to ambitious plans to significantly lower its carbon footprint by 25% by the end of 2021.MORE
Regenerative Soil Practices
In 2016 the food gardens in Airfield entered organic certification while the rest of the garden areas in the estate have been managed organically and regeneratively since 2018.MORE
Over the last few months, our farm team have begun the process of regenerative farming.MORE
Our Jersey Calves
Here in Airfield, we hold ourselves to the highest animal welfare standards we can while providing livelihoods for our farmers and products for our customers. We are often asked why we separate new Jersey calves from their mothers at birth.MORE
Live Sustainably Every Day, Not Just on Earth Day
Looking to live a more sustainable lifestyle in Ireland? Discover how Airfield Estate is investing in the planet every day and not just on Earth Day.MORE
Bees at Airfield Estate
A third of the world’s food production depends on pollinators like bees. Many important food crops just wouldn’t grow without them. Wild and ornamental plants depend on them too, as do the huge amount of animals that feed on the fruit and seeds of those plants.MORE
Exam Students Can Visit Free
This exam season, Airfield Estate are inviting all Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate students to visit the gardens and farm for free!MORE