Our family, The Mc Grath family have been living in Oaghty now for over 7 generations. Years ago, we milked cows full time and we still have parts of our old parlour on site. You will see how we feed and care for our farm animals. We have a lovely pony, Snowflake & of course our super friendly dog Bobby is a huge part of our farm-family life. This year we are growing our own vegetables too. The summer time is very busy on our farm – you can see us “winning the turf, turning and footing the peat and cutting the hay / sileage to name a few things.
“Brian’s Dolmen” –
We are very lucky in that we live very close to a dolmen which very few people know about. Brian loves to bring our guests up to see this hidden gem where lots of Burren wildlife run free and can be easily seen on route to this Neolithic tomb.
Lickeen Lake or River Fergus fishing –
We have several rods available for guests who wish to fish locally during their stay in our cottages.
Margaret’s “delicious” baking –
When you arrive in one of our cottages, you are in for a real treat as one of Margaret’s mouth-watering home-baked breads will be there to greet you all. And depending on the time of year you visit, you may even get to taste her infamous black pudding, a recipe passed down to her from her mother, it is known not just in Clare, but from Cork to Donegal as the “Icing part of any Irish dinner”
Our yard –
We have picnic benches placed throughout the farm for our visitors to enjoy their time outside.
We have a great children’s playground area, which has swings, a slide, a seesaw and a merry-go-round in it. Right behind this is our very own custom made crazy golf. The crazy golf has been recently upgraded by a lovely French family, who’s children wished to make this their own project using all of the Irish cultural things they picked up on while they visited the Burren. They really did make an excellent job of this.
We have a small gym with the basics in it i.e. a treadmill, elliptical and weights. In this same space there is a sauna, steam room and a relaxation room designed for spa treatments you may desire. Local therapists available for various therapies.
Finally the games room to keep all the teenage children happy. This includes a pool table, ping pong table and a foosball machine.