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.
Make sure to respect social distancing while participating in daily activities, there is currently a limit of 15 people per outdoor activity.
Egg CollectionMeet at the hen coup
Jersey Herd MilkingMeet in the farmyard
Donkey FeedingMeet at the donkey paddock
Latest Farm News
For those of you who don’t know, Chinese New Year 2019 falls upon the 5th of February.MORE
Airfield Estate Farmers Market is now open Friday & Saturday showcasing the best of local & seasonal produce.MORE
For the second year in a row, the farm team at Airfield Estate have produced a bumper silage harvest.MORE
Throughout the closure due to Covid, we will be showcasing ideas for you to do at home including crafts, baking, cooking and much more. Today, why not try out this idea for a patchwork hexie?MORE
This is a very simple recipe for all to make. It is one of my favourite recipes that can be enjoyed, warm, as soon as it comes out of the oven or a few days later (if it lasts that long), toasted with loads of butter melted into the slice.MORE
This recipe dates back to my granny who then passed it onto my mum and then on to me and my sister. We both have very fond memories of coming home from school and the house smelling of fresh bread coming out of the oven.MORE
Each month we'll be producing a free download to help you plan your meals using food that is in season.MORE
Make the most of your next trip to Airfield Estate with a seasonally inspired picnic box to enjoy anywhere throughout the farm, gardens and forests.MORE