Damien and Jackie Tumelty along with their family run Castlescreen Farm and Farm Shop near Downpatrick.
Best known for their pedigree Dexter cows, this farm is one of the top suppliers of Dexter beef in Ireland. The reason it is so popular is due to the lush, juicy grass the cows eat, kept so because of the volumes of rain generated in this part of County Down. Producing naturally marbled beef that is distinctly succulent and age-dried for 30-35 days really intensifies the flavour, making Castlescreen Dexter beef a real favourite at BBQs across the country.
Aside from the Dexter’s there are many other farm animals that call Castlescreen home, including donkeys, pigs, ducks, geese and pygmy goats.
Along with home reared lamb, pork and bacon, the latest culinary venture from the dynamic duo is pasture fed grass chickens, well, with their past successes they’re surely onto a winner!
The Tumelty’s love Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend as it gives them a chance to showcase their farm experience and Dexter knowledge to non-farming families, in fact Damien has recently been selected as a Dexter judge and can’t wait to talk about it. Watch online activities at Castlescreen throughout Open Farm Weekend.
You can contact us using the details provided below or alternatively you can complete the online enquiry form opposite:
Name: Castlescreen Farm
Address: Castlescreen Farm, 32A Castlescreen Road, Downpatrick, Co Down BT30 8BA