Milking Demonstration at Family Farm
30th April – 30th September
Come by and see Niamh at Family Farm where you will learn all about the important contribution she makes to the Irish Dairy Industry!
Niamh is our British-Freisian dairy cow visiting Family Farm over the summer months!
On the dairy farm, Niamh would spend her days grazing luscious green pastures, producing up to 30L of fresh milk daily.
On Family Farm, Niamh takes a well-earned rest, spending her days munching on crunchy hay and haylage. Because she is a small British Freisan dairy cow, she is only milked once a day by our lovely Zookeeper Louise. During peak lactation (just after giving birth) she may produce up to 30L of milk daily, so may require milking twice a day,
Don't forget to check out our 'Food from the Farm' module at Family Farm during the school year and Agri Aware's Open Farm weekends during the summer months.
Heritage Week - Scarecrow Saturday
HAY – ITS SCARECROW SATURDAY!
Come along from 11am-3pm and help us kick off Heritage Week on the Farm on August 18th. We will be learning about harvesting crops, meeting some tillage farmers and the farmhouse will be open for some scarecrow building of your very own!
Heritage Week - Butter Making
Who’s ready to boogie??
We have butter discos from 11am-3pm on Sunday August 19th in the Farmhouse on Family Farm. Learn about where your Milk comes as Niamh our dairy cow will be milked on Family Farm at 11:30am. As part of Heritage Week we will learn about the farm to fork journey through the process of butter making.
Heritage Week - Basket Making
Ever woven your own basket?
We have basket weaver Padraig Larkin on Family Farm from 11-3 on August 20th showcasing the great art of basket weaving.
Be sure to pop into the Farmhouse to be a part of Heritage Week celebration!
Heritage Week -History of Farming & Farm Antiques Display
This Tuesday from 11-3 we are bringing old school back with a Farm antiques display in Family Farmhouse. We will be joined by an expert from Johnstown Castle Farming Museum helping visitors learn more about the history of farming in Ireland and its modernisation
Heritage Week - Sheep Shearing & Spinning
Ever wonder what happens to sheep’s wooly fleece?!
Well this Wednesday from 11-3 at Family Farm we will have Sheep shearing demonstrations and Spinning, Weaving and Knitting demonstrations with the IWDG (Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers) who will show us how to use wool as a natural resource!
Heritage Week - Pottery Demonstration
Head on down to the Farmhouse this Sunday from 11-3 where there will be a pottery demo by a rural potter from Busy Bee Ceramics who will show case their skills and talk about rural jobs and life.
Heritage Week - Irish Wildlife
Fancy learning about the wildlife and habitats on Irish Farms?
We will have some pond dipping with Johnny our resident farmer at Dublin Zoo on Friday from 11am-3pm.
The farmhouse will also be open where you can learn all about biodiversity on farms
The Agri Aware team are buzzing for the 25th of August on Family Farm, from 11am-3pm we will have Bee Keeping Demos with Brian O'Toole from Leinster Honey.
Who else is buzzing to be there?!