For over thirty years, Rathbaun Farm has been welcoming visitors eager to experience farm life in an idyllic rural setting. 

 

North of Slieve Aughty and a stone's throw from the Wild Atlantic Way, the parishes of Ardrahan and Kilchreest have been engaged in sheep farming for centuries.

All photography provided by Lauren Norton

 
 

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Our farm's history, from pre-famine days to organic conversion, and the families who call Rathbaun "home".

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I’ve been here three times, and each time gets better. After a short lecture about sheep farming, we returned to the main building to freshen up and sit for tea, coffee and scones HOT out of the oven. The tea room is attached to the 250 year old house where the owner was raised. It’s been restored to 18th century condition and is lovely, with a peat fire in the large open hearth. With a small group, the experience almost feels as though you’re just visiting friends...
— Visitor from Minnesota, USA 2015

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Whether you're spending an afternoon or a season with us, Rathbaun Farm offers a unique experience of rural life.

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This was one of our favorite stops on a 15 day Scotland/Ireland tour. Frances and Fintan are very welcoming, and the scones are delectable. The sheep dog and sheep sheering demonstration are educational and interesting. Adding to the experience are the thatched roof farmhouse, decorated as it was in the 1950s, and beautifully decorated grounds. Definitely worth a stop!
— Joanne, USA 2015

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