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Rathbaun Farm

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Ardrahan, Galway, Ireland
+353 87 650 5228
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Fun little tour

Had some difficulty booking a tour with the farm, decided to just stop by and see if we could join... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
HeyKell
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California
Scones and sheep

This was a great stop on my Globus tour. Loved learning how to make scones. And they turned out... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
conpedsrn
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Nashville, Tennessee
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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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Ardrahan, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had some difficulty booking a tour with the farm, decided to just stop by and see if we could join a tour. There was a large bus tour there, but we were able to join the tour, enjoy the delicious scones and tea and learn...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great stop on my Globus tour. Loved learning how to make scones. And they turned out great. Loved the scones and rhubarb jam so much I bout the recipe and scone cutters. Got to watch a sheep shearing and watched Ted the...More

1  Thank conpedsrn
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 6 June 2018

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

Thank Derick D
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

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 5 June 2018 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

Thank xagirl
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

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

1  Thank Andrew C
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

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 23 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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