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 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.
Our animals don’t always do schedules, so activity times vary from time to time. Learn from our guides and watching our animals.
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.
Outdoor activities will take place with max. 15 people. Activities will follow COVID guidelines and could be changed without notice.
Egg CollectionMeet at the hen coup
Jersey Herd MilkingMeet in the farmyard
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Latest Farm News
Airfield Estate Farmers Market is now open Friday & Saturday showcasing the best of local & seasonal produce.MORE
Each month we'll be producing a free download to help you plan your meals using food that is in season.MORE
In response to COVID-19, Airfield is helping to support the most vulnerable in our community by providing nutritious, home-cooked meals, up to six nights a week.MORE
What should a Jersey cow look like and what makes them one of the most popular dairy breeds worldwide? The breed originated on the island of Jersey and has been in Ireland since the 1700s. Lily Overend purchased her first Jersey cow in 1894 and they have remained in Airfield ever since. The breed can …MORE
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
If you're a teacher why not bring your class on a virtual tour to 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
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