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Rathbaun Farm

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Ardrahan, Galway, Ireland
+353 87 650 5228
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WE enjoyed our time at this farm seeing the sheep and there care. Especially loved the scones and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jermar16
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Spearfish, South Dakota
Bring people together with food and good times.

We were a group of 40 tourist on a bus that stop to make some scones and watch a farmer share his... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Derick D
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Rumford, Maine
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Rathbaun Farm is a picturesque farmhouse in Ardrahan County Galway, where you will be taken on a journey through Irish farming practices. With its traditional thatched cottage, turf fire, stonewalls, and array of animals, Rathbaun has become one of Ireland's most cherished destinations since the family began welcoming guests in the 1980s. Visitors are invited to hand feed the new lambs which are in plentiful supply between March and November. The barns are home to a wide variety of animals and the extensive covered areas ensure you can enjoy the farm in any weather. Fintan Connolly will describe the different attributes of the various breeds of sheep and cattle and will ensure your visit is both interesting and relaxing. Frances and her team will welcome you into the cottage for some truly Irish hospitality--home baked and freshly prepared scones, soda breads and preserves along with the best pot of Irish tea you're likely to experience anywhere in the country. The family enjoy nothing more than having a chat over tea and scones and swapping stories with guests. There is ample car and coach parking. Visits to the farm during Friday afternoon open hours can be booked on our website. Please telephone in advance if requesting to visit outside of our open hours.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Ardrahan, Galway, Ireland
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+353 87 650 5228
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Reviewed 3 days ago

WE enjoyed our time at this farm seeing the sheep and there care. Especially loved the scones and tea with rhubarb jam. Melt in your mouth good. The peat fire burning in the fireplace was interesting and provided a wonderful picture op.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of 40 tourist on a bus that stop to make some scones and watch a farmer share his sheep, and when we left, we were a bunch of friends having a great time. It was amazing to watch a farmer work...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of those stops on our bus trip that was unexpectedly interesting and if we were driving on our own most likely would have missed.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rathbaun Farm was such a great stop on our tour. Frances and her husband were so welcoming and fun. Our group learned to bake scones and watch sheep herding with their border collie Ted...the fed a few young sheep and watched sheep sheering. Learned so...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a quaint little farm where my tour group got to learn about the sheep industry, see a herding dog in action, and how to bake scones! It was a beautiful place and the people were warm and welcoming. They even sent us home...More

Thank Andrew C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called the night before to see if we could stop by for a tour. Frances was very accommodating. The farm is in a beautiful location, thatched cottage allows you a step back in time. The ladies serving are very nice and made sure we...More

1  Thank kmac1407
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

We have been here 2 times and loved it both times. The owners take time with you and explain how the dogs work the sheep. The setting is beautiful and then having scones and tea in the house along with pictures by the peat fire...More

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

From sheep shearing, sheep dog demonstration, home made, by you, scones, a thoroughly enjoyable place to visit.

2  Thank greyguyy
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We got to make scones and learn how a sheep farm works. What a great combination and history and fun!

1  Thank GManEagle
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This is a must do for anyone traveling to the area. Starting with the best scones on the planet and some Irish humor from our hostess and then off to learn the truth about wool and the economics of the farm, Fenton was candid and...More

1  Thank Matt P
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