What you'll do
Tour & Tasting. I am a 3rd generation blackcurrant grower, whose family have grown blackcurrants on my farm since 1955. Ballykelly Farm, is the home of Mr Jeffares Blackcurrants and is the only commercial blackcurrant farm in Ireland. I will meet you on arrival and no doubt Molly and Tessa our friendly Golden Retrievers will meet you too! You will experience the vast plantations, hear about the growing cycle, what’s good, what’s not so good for these amazing humble berries, learn about sustainability & biodiversity, see the bird boxes, hedgehog log piles & learn why I love what I do everyday. See the horses and if you’re lucky, see the new season baby foals, plus the Farms resident donkeys Tom, Sooty and Beauty. You will Taste the unique flavor of my blackcurrants with a taste of our Mr Jeffares Blackcurrants cold pressed cordial. This is an experience with a difference and I so look forward to showing you our farm. If you wish you can stay with us too as we offer accommodation in our farmhouse dating back to 1629. Make it a trip to remember!
Des And Margaret
I have grown blackcurrants all my life and am third generation on my farm. It is a highly skilled job as these berries are very difficult to grow commercially to meet the highest standards of quality and taste. So easy to figure out why my wife Margaret and I have the only blackcurrant farm in Ireland. I graduated in horticulture and agriculture and learned my trade from my Dad. I also spent time in the UK working on a blackcurrant farm and today I know growers all over the world, whom with we share knowledge and experiences. My farm is unique in Ireland and my skill rare.
Taste our Mr Jeffares Blackcurrant Juice Cordial - cold pressed blackcurrants from the farm and with no added sugar
Where you'll be
Our farm is a blackcurrant and horse breeding stud farm. Guests will not just witness the blackcurrants but see horses and give a carrot to the family donkeys! Even be greeted by friendly retrievers Molly and Tessa and if you’re very lucky see the seasons newborn baby foals!
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
As this is a working farm children under 12 must be supervised and escorted.You can also stay with us in our farmhouse dating back to 1629,check us out on Airbnb accom. - Ballykelly in Wexford
Blackcurrant & Horse FarmTour& Tasting