Burger . Cafe . Farm Shop
We moved our young family back home to Ireland from the UK in 2012, to realise a long-held dream of reviving the 200 year old 40 acre family farm in Roscommon. The Tonra and O’Farrell families were originally tenant farmers to the Rockingham Estate on Lough Key.
The farm is in a beautiful location, just outside Boyle, on the brow of a hill, with fields rolling down to the Lough Key lakeshore. The name Drumanilra – Driom an Ilra means “Brow of the Eagle” and is the old townland name used on older maps, presumably referring to a time when an eagle population still existed in the area.
We are achieved full Organic Status in May 2015. We raise rare and heritage Irish breeds outdoors, and keep stocking levels low so that animals have plenty of room to free-range. We specialise in Dexter Cattle, Jacob and Shetland Sheep and Berkshire and Tamworth Pigs. We are raise organic geese and turkeys for Christmas and have a free-range, organic laying flock.
We love good food and have a wish to raise our children to know and respect good food and where it comes from, to respect the animals and the environment that feed us, to take seriously our responsibility as keepers of that environment, and above all to know when something tastes good!
In the Summer of 2014, took our “Shepherd’s Hut” style catering trailer to shows and festivals around Ireland. The Shepherd’s Hut later became the Drumanilra Farm Kitchen and took up residence on Elphin St. in Boyle, next to Supervalu. We serve heritage breed burgers and hot-dogs, handmade from Dexter Beef and Tamworth pork produced here on the farm, on artisan breads and with salads also grown on the farm in our polytunnels. We also serve soups, hotpots, sandwiches & salads made from our own and locally sourced produce wherever possible. We have indoor seating too and also a small farm shop where you can buy our organic meat, veg grown on the farm and other Irish artisan and locally sourced products.
We hope you’ll pay us a visit!