Name of Social Farm:
Mount Allen Farm
Drumshanbo, Co Roscommon
Name of Farmer: Tommy Earley
Mount Allen Farm is comprised of cattle and a range of habitats including bog, woodland, and lakeshore contributing to bio-diversity.
Covering 100 acres the farm is situated between the foot of the Arigna Valley and Lough Allen. The family has owned and farmed the land since 1888. The farm has been organic since 1996.
The main produce from the farm is weanlings from the suckler herd. The Earleys also grow vegetables and harvest timber for domestic use. The farm is being developed with eco tourism in mind. A network of tracks and trails have been laid down throughout the farm to facilitate eco walks.
There are a range of habitats on the farm, including lake shores, bog land and woodland and Tommy aims to protect the natural biodiversity in these habitats, including rare flora and fauna, through organic, low impact, responsible farming methods.