We have been running farm tours in Ireland since we began. Our team have specialised knowledge in Irish Agriculture. We can arrange for your guests to focus on a single discipline while enjoying the sights of Ireland or you can add variety to the itinerary by choosing from Dairy, Beef, Sheep, Pork, Fruit & Vegetables, Nursery Stock, Horticultural & Arable Tours in Ireland. As a founding member of Agricultural Tour Operators International, Discover Ireland Tours has the knowledge and experience to provide your guests with an enjoyable and informative Agricultural or Agribusiness Tour in Ireland
Irish dairy products are of a high-quality and include liquid milk, butter, casein, cheese, whole milk powder and whey.
If you are primarily interested in dairy we can mainly focus on providing tours of authentically Irish Dairy Farms & facilities.
Ireland also has a thriving dairy products industry, and we can include visits to such businesses moving milk up the value chain into a huge array of products which are exported across the world.
Learn about the practices that provide Ireland with superior dairy yields from our expert and varied range of suppliers, speakers and contacts.
Ireland's 7 million cattle are fed nearly exclusively on the country's high quality, fast growing grass.
Visit Ireland's best beef producers and try some of the finest meat products in the world.
Talk to farmers and learn what day to day life is like on uniquely Irish Cattle Farms
Pig farming in Ireland has become a highly specialised operation. Around 300 herds make up the bulk of the pig meat produced in Ireland. With an average of 500 sows in these herds, tours of commercial pig farms in Ireland allow your group to see the modern systems involved in pig farming
Outside of these huge agribusiness enterprises there are hundreds of pig farms on a smaller scale, as well as farms where pigs are not the main source of income. Tours of traditional Irish piggeries can also be arranged for your group.
The main extensive sheep farming areas of Ireland include Donegal, Mayo, Galway, Wicklow and Kerry. These are the most mountainous areas of Ireland which cannot be used for Tillage, beef or dairy farming.
There are also lowland intensive sheep farming operations across the country, and we can arrange visits to a range of sheep farming types.
Almost all Irish sheep farms focus on lamb meat meat as their main product. Wool production is just a byproduct, and there are a few niche producers of mutton and sheep's milk.
There are over 3 million sheep in Ireland so you are bound to come across them while you travel the country but if you would prefer to learn more we can offer access to authentic Irish sheep farms.
Chickens, geese, ducks and turkeys are farmed and fattened in Ireland for their meat. Hens and ducks are kept for their eggs.
We can arrange tours of Poultry farms for both meat and egg production.
Our tours are customised to your clients level of interest and size, so our poultry tours can be a part of a wider leisure or agricultural tour of Ireland.
Travel around Ireland visiting the most beautiful public & private gardens. We have specialised in providing garden tours of Ireland for over 25 years and in that time have gained a wide range of contacts that can provide access to the most popular gardens, as well as the hidden gems.
The gardens, grounds and habitats of Ireland hold their own unique history. There is something for people of all levels of interest in horticulture on our tours at all times of the year, whether you are touring a garden or two as part of a leisure tour or over for a garden festival.
Barley, wheat and Oats lead Ireland's tillage farming produce, with Irish wheat and barley leading the world in highest and second highest average yield respectively.
Ireland also has a large fruit and vegetable production capacity, with large specialist operators and small niche producers working side-by-side across a huge array of produce both for internal and export markets.
The best land in the country is saved for the use of Irish Arable Farming. Your group can visit some of these specialist farms as part of our customized farm tours.
Irish thoroughbred racehorses are known as some of the best in the world. On our Equestrian Tours of Ireland you can visit the stud farms of Ireland and get close to famous thoroughbreds like Invincible Spirit and Famous Name.
At the stud farms of Ireland you can also learn about the cutting edge breeding practices that keep Irish Race horses internationally competitive.
Aquaculture in Ireland is an area of great potential growth, with Ireland's coastline being ideal for fish and oyster farming. The farmed aquatic plants, sea-life and algae are cared for under a controlled environment for optimum yield.
Another niche industry your finding Ireland is based on seaweed, which is used both for eating and in pharmaceutical products.
The South West coastline of Ireland, where the clean waters of the Atlantic Gulf stream first hit Europe, contains many different sea based industries. Mussel farms our common in the bays of West Cork and Kerry, as are fish farms. in this area you'll see the Atlantic trawlers landing their catch, and smaller scale fishing boats operate from the vast majority of ports all around Ireland's coastline.
On our Aquaculture tours your group can see the efforts by Irish farmers to ensure sustainability and to minimise any environmental impact.
Ireland has a diverse range of forested areas, both native forests and commercial plantations. Ireland's forest cover brings a number of benefits. Greater bio-diversity, wildlife conservation & environmental protection, as well as carbon sequestration and timber production.
We can arrange tours of many forests of Ireland, usually farm forests & recreational and amenity forests, but our range of contacts means we can arrange travel to upland and peat forests as well.
Our tours run under your name. We take care of your clients, with everything taken care of from their arrival until we pass them back to book with you again.
We do all the legwork. At Discover Ireland Tours we understand the complexities of putting a trip of Ireland's farm businesses together. From the sights and attractions, to the service, Expert Guides, Vehicles and Accommodation, our years of experience as a leading destination management company means that our tours offer a complete and seamless experience for your guests.
Discover Ireland Tours is a member of the National Tour Association of North America, the leading body for both inbound and outbound tour operators.
Discover Ireland Tours is a founding member of Agricultural Tour Operators International, the leading body for agricultural tour operators across the world.
Operating since 1989, we are the leading Irish destination management company, with unrivalled local knowledge. From the iconic sights to the unknown gems, we are your experts for all things Ireland.
Our scale and supplier relationships give us excellent purchasing power, giving your clients the very best rates. Booking through us is not only wonderfully easy, but also better value that booking hotels and attractions direct.
After 28 years in business our contacts throughout Ireland are industry-leading, including a huge range of specialist options for niche tours.
We are a business-to-business Irish inbound tour operator, and your clients will only see your name. Our aim is to give your clients the best possible experience, giving you the repeat business.
As your one-stop solution for everything Ireland, you can relax. Our expertise is here to plan and deliver everything for you and your clients. If you already have an idea of the itinerary then let us quote, and if you would like us to design one for you, well that's what we're here for.
28 years in business and the reputation as Ireland's leading ground handling agent have not come from nothing. Get in touch today and let us show you what we can do.
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