We had a fantastic day with Henry McKean from Newstalk when he visited us as part of a Boyne Valley tour. Henry arrived on a Thursday when the Farmers Market was in full flow and Carina Conyngham took him on a whirlwind tour of the stalls and everything that Rock Farm Slane has to offer.
The Farmers Market is a cornucopia of all that’s good, sustainable and local and is located in the spacious, airy Hay Barn. Henry chatted to some of the stallholders like Jenny from Glasgow Diaz who offer baked goods and a lunchbox with a real focus on local produce, especially our own. Mark Jenkinson from The Cider Mill just down the road sells cider and his delicious apple juice. John Paul Walsh is from Sustainable Seafood Ireland who source their fresh fish from day boats and small-scale fishing industry. Fresh and sustainable – wow!
He also took the opportunity to talk with all sorts of people from adults interested in the organic Dexter cattle to kids who focused on the fun aspect, waxing lyrical about ducks and other animals. We just loved hearing what they said … “brilliant”, “great”, “I love it”. Well, you can’t argue with that!
Glamping caught his eye too. Relaxing in nature is something people are looking for now and there’s no better place to do that than here at Rock Farm. Fancy yourself in a Mongolian yurt or a bell tent? Did you know we’ve got Ireland’s biggest straw bale house here? It’s called Lime House and we’re pretty proud of it. Check it out today.
Henry let slip that he’s only been close to Slane Castle at the Guns ’n’ Roses concert back in 1992. Don’t leave it so long for your next visit Henry!