Visting Our Goat Farm
++++ Thank you for your interest in visiting our lovely farm. Unfortunately due to current COVID 19 restrictions, we are sad to say that we are not currently accepting visitors to the farm. We will review this on a monthly basis pending best government and health advice. Many thanks Siobhán and team+++++
We welcome tours of all kinds to our beautiful 65 acre farm! We are available for school tours for both national and secondary students, university and college students and holiday and vacation trips for all sizes and ages.
Visiting our Farm
Tours can to our farm are either through our Open Day or Private Tours or joining existing tours
Open Days - Public Tour of the farm includes a chance to pet and feed our beautiful goats, a cheesemaking demonstration & a full tasting of all our gourme cheeses. 10.30am sharp for one hour tour. Dates and prices for 2020 to be confirmed
Private Tours can be arranged for private groups . Our tour takes approx 1 hour to 1.5 hrs and includes a full tour of our working farm. There is a chance to pet our beautiful goats, see them during feeding time and get a better understanding of sustainable farming. A cheese making demonstration is included and also a tasting of our gourmet cheeses. At the end of the tour, visitors can visit our Économusée museum and buy cheese in our farm shop.
The minimum cost for a private tour is €160.00 - contact us for more details
Tours are available for booking Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30.pm
We are a really busy working farm so this is why farm tours are limited.
You may join other pre-booked tours, the cost for this is €15/head. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to see what is available
******ALL TOURS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE*****
Contact us for booking on Tel: 065 683 66 33 or email@example.com
Our farm is just south of the Burren and only half an hour from the Cliffs of Moher - it can easily be incorporated into a full days touring.
Directions: Full directions on the box to the right or the link at the bottom of the page. www.st-tola.ie/directions
We are part of a number of schemes that promote and support small artisan producers and support the local heritage
BURREN AND CIFFS OF MOHER UNESCO GEOPARK
In 2011, the Burren and Cliffs of Moher gained Global Geopark Status. Already spectacular neighbours, their coming together formed a destination of natural wonders. Making up over 530 square kilometres the Burren and CLiffs of Mother Geoparek offers diversity that is second to none.
This rich and alluring landscape of staggering sea cliffs, limestone karst terraces, fertile valleys, vibrant villages and welcoming communities, offers some truly inspiring experiences. The Burren and Ciffs of Moher Geopark not only has outstanding natural and culture heritage but a managemet organnisation that supports it's people and organisations to work together to ensure a cared for landscape, a better understood heritage, more sustainable tourism, a vibrant community and strengthened livelehoods.
For lots more information please look visit www.burrengeopark.ie or click on the Geopark logo to the right.
B.E.N.Burren Eco-Tourism Network
We are part of this amazing network - lots more infomation on this can be found on the Eco-Tourism page (in the yellow box to the right) or by clicking on www.st-tola.ie/irishcheese/ecotourism
St Tola is part of ÉCONOMUSÉE, a French Canandian scheme that helps small craft and artisan producers produce small visitor centres. Our recently opened working museum gives the visitor a good overview of the farm, the animals and the art and craft of cheesemaking.
For more information see www.economusee.eu
Burren Food Trail
St Tola Goat Farm is also part of the Burren Food Trail. The Burren is a famous limestone region in North Clare, famed for its wild beauty an inspiration to nature lovers, artists and those seeking adventure. But it is also a great place for foodie lovers. There is great range of artisan food producers in the area as well as excellent places to eat and happy watering holes.