Bessvale Farm

This is the first year Jonathan Tuft and his family (wife Bobby, and children Pippa and Cairns) from Bessvale farm are participating in Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend.  They have a mixed farm in Upper Ballinderry and the family have been farming there since Johnathan’s great-grandfather bought the site in the 1800s.  Although best…

Drumderg Farm

A new edition to Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend, Drumderg Farm is a dairy farm in Tempo, County Fermanagh.  The farm is run by Andrew & Margaret Little, along with Andrew’s father Raymond.  This family have farmed here since 1979 and enjoy looking after a 120 strong dairy herd and just over 200 acres…

CAFRE Enniskillen Equine Centre

We are thrilled to introduce the CAFRE Equine Centre, Enniskillen as first-time participants to Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend. This renowned centre provides the widest range of courses in Equine Studies in Ireland. Their aim is to assist the development of a competitive equine industry and give students an insight into the many different…

Demand still growing for Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend as host farmers thanked for their hard work

Farmers who participated in the seventh Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend were officially thanked for their efforts this summer at an event held on Tuesday evening (11th) at CAFRE Greenmount. Fourteen farms opened their gates and fields on Saturday 16th June whilst on Sunday 17th June, nine farms participated across Northern Ireland. Thirteen farms…