Thursdays are busy and action-packed at Rock Farm Slane; bring the family on a day trip and discover it all for yourself. Take a guided Rock Farm Tour, have lunch at the Farmers Market and discover a different view of the world from a kayak on the River Boyne.
Fun on the Farm
On Thursdays at 11am and 2pm guided tours of Rock Farm take you behind the scenes for a fascinating insight into the 90-acre organic farm and ecotourism destination which is part of the historic Slane Castle Estate. You’ll get a peek behind the scenes, finding out about the life of an organic farmer and artisan producer. Walk through the farm and see rare breed animals like Dexter cows and Tamworth pigs as well as the happy flock of chickens who provide free range eggs. Tour the organic market garden and see fields filled with the barley used for the whiskey made at Slane Distillery. Learn about eco-tourism, glamping and strawbale buildings. Enjoy sample tastings of produce from the Farmers Market. The cost is €15 per person and must be pre-booked. Don’t forget to keep it casual – leave the high heels at home.
We love the Farmers Market; it’s a buzzing hive of activity as local artisan producers converge on the Hay Barn. It’s a lively community event and a perfect spot to grab a barista coffee and a delicious hot lunch or all manner of goodies for your larder. Stand holders include Baska Bakery, an artisan micro bakery based in Oldcastle who specialise in naturally, slow fermented sourdough bread without use of industrial additives or chemicals, The Cider Mill, Lus Aromatherapy, CnS Imagery, Plenitude Ferments, Bee Natural, Lu’s Indian Street Foods, Mullaghbeag Nurseries and Sophie Hunter Millinery. The Rock Farm stall always boasts a tempting display of organic meats, organic free-range eggs and organic vegetables.
The Farmers Market runs from 11am to 4pm every Thursday.
Take to the water
Complete a wonderful day out at Rock Farm Slane with a kayaking trip on the River Boyne which flows past Slane Castle and Rock Farm to the village of Slane. Tours run at 10am and 2pm and last 90 minutes. Book through the Rock Farm website with Boyne Voyage.
That’s it, the 1-2-3 of a perfect fun day out – farm fun, a foodie pitstop and paddle on the river. And we nearly forgot to mention that Farmers Market customers are welcome to enjoy the signposted walking trail around Rock Farm free of charge.
See you next Thursday!