OPEN FOR SCHOOL VISITS ONLY – Friday 16 June
Hollow Farm in Downpatrick is owned and run by Carrie-Anne and Lee Mooney and their two boys, Tobias & Jacob. The farm was established in 2016 when the couple bought their dream home and a small holding and wanted to adopt a more sustainable way of farming.
Starting out with a few chickens and horses, in a short space of time, the menagerie has grown to include ducks, geese, turkeys, bees, cows, cats and dogs and of course their Oxford Sandy and Black rare breed pigs which Hollow Farm is best known for.
The boys regularly help with the farm’s vegetable patch and enjoy growing and tending to their crop which includes potatoes, onions, brussel sprouts, cabbage, leeks, pumpkins, broccoli, kale and a variety of salad; they are also kept busy with animal feeding & the daily collection of freshly laid eggs.
Lee is a member of the Worshipful Company of Farriers after graduating in 2014 and works freelance across Northern Ireland with a variety of horses, ponies, donkeys and clients in a wide range of industries in the equestrian world. His work as a Farrier lends itself to the life of running a smallholding and has led to the development of friendships among the smallholding and farming communities.
Carrie-Ann is also a Poultry Diarist for Country Smallholding Magazine where she enjoys sharing her experiences of rearing waterfowl and various breeds of poultry including Scots Greys and Sussex who are both on the rare breed survival trusts PRIORITY watch list.
The couple enjoyed visiting farms on previous Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend’s and decided to try it out for themselves this year. They are looking forward to interacting with other farms during this year’s event.
You can contact us using the details provided below or alternatively you can complete the online enquiry form opposite:
Name: Hollow Farm
6 Annadorn Road