Murtagh’s Organic Farm is located outside Ballinacarrigy in Castlegaddery just 15 minutes from Mullingar. It has 125 acres of beautiful organic farmland & forestry on the banks of the Royal Canal. They have teamed up with their local community and Stall Holders to bring a Country Farmer’s Market opening on the 24th October 12-4pm, and every second Sunday. Our Christmas Market will be held on the 18/19th December, a weekend not to be missed. They have a wide range of locally sourced produce, home baking, arts & crafts, vintage clothing, flowers, personalised gifts and much more. Murtagh’s Organic Farm really have a diverse set of stalls and are delighted with such talent within their community. It will be a fantastic afternoon out for all the family. You can also visit some of Murtagh’s Organic Farm rescue & farm animals. They are having a Halloween Theme on the 24th so if you want to dress up and join in the fun Murtagh’s Organic Farm will look forward to seeing you there.
They started rescuing animals and wildlife earlier this year and they are inundated with calls but they enjoy it. Chris has been in organic farming for over 35 years but took a step back from traditional farming to work with the Department of Agriculture to focus solely on organics and developing the natural land. They are also very passionate about biodiversity and preserving and developing our natural farmland habitat. Chris has put many, many years into preserving our natural wildlife and native woodland. He has wild bird cover, preserved bogland for 15 years which has developed into a wonderland of bog cotton and diverse wildlife, there is 6 acres of birch and 30 acres of untouched forestry. In the last 5 years over 12,000 trees have been planted.
Across the farm there are bat boxes, bird boxes and more recently they have teamed up with the John from the Barn Owl Project to put up Owl boxes and a wildlife tower. They are delighted to be representatives in Longford/Westmeath region to work with landowners and other farmers who want to put up Barn Owl Boxes in suitable areas. They will call out and help anyone interested to get them set up to help with the conservation of Barn Owls in Ireland. Either contact the website or call them on the information below.
They look forward in the coming year to bring a fabulous wildlife & nature reserve where you can walk through the farm and learn about their natural wildlife on their doorstep, along with their Open Farm. They are committed to the protection of wildlife and developing the farm to ensure you have a real farm life experience. If you have any queries for the Farmer’s Market, Animal Rescue, or our Barn Owl Project please go to their website www.murtaghsorganicfarm.com or call 087 6149471 Chris or Gráinne Murtagh or you can check out their Facebook page here.