A Unique Farming

We look forward to resuming our alpaca trekking , in line with the lifting of the travel restrictions, as soon as possible. Keep safe and keep watching to see when you can come and visit the alpacas, their friends and the Cornstown House team.

We are really looking forward to meeting new friends and introducing our newest arrivals. You won’t find a cuter calf than Kitkat, our Irish Moiled nor will you find longer ears than on Liam, our Anglo Nubian Daddy goat. Áine, last year’s cria (baby alpaca) has grown and is all set to go for a walk as well. We are waiting for the baby goats and sheep to arrive this month and will post the photos as soon as they appear. Weekends will be listed on our website page but if you have a group of four or more, that would like to come midweek, make sure to give us a call. 

The Farmer

Dominic Gryson

Dominic has been a farmer for as long as he can remember. He has always had an interest in sustainability and nature and since moving back to Cornstown House has had the opportunity to develop a farm that is truly in sync with nature.

Dominic grows ancient cereals which have been around since they built Newgrange. With these cereals he is part of a project called Foodcult where they are trying to recreate the beer that was drunk by the stonemasons that built Dublin castle. As part of their wages they received fourteen pints of beer a day!

To harvest these cereals Dominic has invested in a Dania bagger combine so he will be able to harvest each variety of seed separately into bags. You can see this combine, and the other machines used to harvest the grain on the farm, when you visit. 

Want To Walk With Our Alpacas?

Come meet our alpacas and let them take you for a walk along our little patch of heaven – the wildlife corridor. Smell the wildflowers during the summer and watch the bees and butterflies as they dance from flower to flower.

The Boss

Fionnuala Gryson

Fionnuala was a primary school teacher who was always passionate about nature. On retiring she bought two Huacaya alpacas to develop her spinning and weaving crafts. She fell madly in love with the Suri alpacas she saw and hence began the alpaca trekking. The spinning and weaving have been put on hold for a while!

Fionnuala also loves her polytunnel which went up as a Covid project. She uses it to grow the plants for her organic vegetable garden and is really looking forward to this year in the garden.

"Cornstown House is a hidden gem. The Family are so welcoming and we had so muck fun as a family walking with the Alpacas"

– Grainne O’Rourke