Sample Sheep Tour ( 5 Day )
Arrive in Dublin.
You will be greeted by a Farm Tours Ireland friendly guide. Interpreters are available on request to cater for your particular needs and ensure you enjoy your time in Ireland.
Travel to the Cooley peninsula in County Louth. “Land of Legends”. Cooley is famous for its sheep farming and beautiful scenery. Have Lunch in a top class restaurant. Visit an award winning local Hill sheep farmer. Stay in one of the local hotels. Experts can be arranged to inform you about sheep farming in the area. Dine at the hotel and relax for the evening. .
During your visit all aspects of this industry will be seen and discussed. Visit a local traditional butcher’s shop. See how sheep meat is prepared, displayed and sold to the general public in a small local town. Meet the butcher and discuss all aspects of quality and marketing of the product. Tour one of the many World Famous heritage sites in the area.
Visit more local sheep farms and later a modern sheep meat processing and export business. A full tour of the plant will take place and a in dept discussion with the management of the company will also ensue .
Take a trip to a highly productive low land sheep farm and study all aspects of sheep breeding, disease control, grassland management and marketing of lamb from the farm.
Go west and visit the Teagasc Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre in Galway. Visit the land of the world famous Connemara Lamb. Sample the hospitality of one of the greatest tourist areas in Europe.
Move back East to the high quality grazing lands of Kildare. Visit the University College Dublin Lyons Research Farm. See how UCD is preparing the agricultural professionals of the future.
Meet with key industry insiders.
Visit the Irish Farm Centre in Dublin and meet the dedicated people who are working for Irish farmers at home and in Europe. Discussions on Irish and European sheep meat policy will allow for a better understanding of the sheep meat industry.
Before you depart, stay in Dublin, Ireland’s Capital City. Dublin is regarded as one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world yet it is steeped in history that stretches back over 1000 years.
There are many fantastic tours available. A typical Irish evening entertainment can be arrangement whereby you can sample the best of Irish food and fun. You could just relax and sample the Guinness in one of many famous pubs or the shopping before being escorted back to the airport or ferry for your return journey.
Tours can be custom built to suit your needs.