A Unique Farming
Experience

New events added:
Harp concert in the barn with Gráinne Meyer, composer and performer, on harp. Also introducing Aisling O'Connor on flute and Caoimhe Giles on harp.

Looking for something different and exciting?
Join us for our Concert on the Farm series on the second Tuesday of each month where you can hear world class musicians playing in our barn. Some of the animals enjoy the music too! 

 

We are closing the animal barn and the coffee hut for the winter and will re-open on the 12th. of March with exciting new developments. Keep an eye on the website for updates.
Our concert series will continue with a concert on February the eighth.
Thank you to everyone who supported us so far and we look forward to seeing you all soon.

Alpaca trekking in winter

Although our scheduled alpaca treks are closed from October to April if you would like to do a private alpaca trek please make sure to call, email or message us and we will be delighted to introduce you to our friendly bunch and bring them for a walk around the farm with you. There’s always lots to see, even in winter!

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?

Contact us by phone, email, Instagram or Facebook if you would like a private tour during the winter. It’s a lovely thing to do on a cold, crisp day. 

The Other Farmer

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