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Milking Demonstration at Family Farm

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.

Smart Farming Demonstration

Smart Farming Demonstration

21st July

Don’t miss out on Family Farm on July 21st! From 11-3 we will have experts from the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) on Family Farm to demonstrate smart farming methods and the latest technology being used on Irish Farms

#smartfarming

Bee Keeping Demonstrations

Bee Keeping Demonstrations

22nd July

The Farmhouse doors on Family Farm will be open on Sunday July 22nd from 11-3 with Beekeeping demonstrations and expert talks by Brian O Tool of Leinster Honey.

Who else is buzzing?!

Hurley Making Demonstrations

Hurley Making Demonstrations

28th July

Ever seen how you make a hurley?

We’ll have Seosamh Breathnach showing everyone the art of Hurley Making on Family Farm on Saturday 28th July from 11-3.

Pottery Demonstrations by Busy Bee Ceramics

Pottery Demonstrations by Busy Bee Ceramics

29th July

Head on down to the Farmhouse on Sunday July 29th 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.

#RuralIreland

Threshing, Hand Shearing & Hay Rope Making

Threshing, Hand Shearing & Hay Rope Making

4th August

Fancy learning about the history of farming in Ireland? On Saturday August 4th at Family Farm we will have a range of activities that showcase some old-time farming practices. We will have hand shearing demonstrations, hay rope making, threshing and talks from 11-3.

Sheep Shearing, Spinners & Weavers Demonstration

Sheep Shearing, Spinners & Weavers Demonstration

5th August

Ever wonder what happens to the sheep’s wooly fleece after shearing?!

Well Sunday August 4th 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 - Scarecrow Saturday

Heritage Week - Scarecrow Saturday

18th August

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!

#HeritageWeek2018 #ScarecrowSaturday

Heritage Week - Butter Making

Heritage Week - Butter Making

19th August

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.

#HeritageWeek #FamilyFarm

Heritage Week - Basket Making

Heritage Week - Basket Making

20th August

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

Heritage Week -History of Farming & Farm Antiques Display

21st August

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

Heritage Week - Sheep Shearing & Spinning

22nd August

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

Heritage Week - Pottery Demonstration

23rd August

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.

#RuralIreland

Heritage Week - Irish Wildlife

Heritage Week - Irish Wildlife

24th August

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

Beekeeping Demonstrations

Beekeeping Demonstrations

25th August

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?!