Despite Ireland being very rural, I haven't featured a huge amount of farm parks in this book. The reason for this is because farm parks in general are either done very well, or not that well at all! Tullyboy Farm Park however is one that is not only done very well, but really does do what it says on the tin. Tullyboy is a family run business and with farmer Matt O'Dowd at the helm, this really is a slick operation. Matt also gives tours around the farm park, which I haven't ever seen being done before, normally you are left to your own devices at farm parks, but Matt takes great pride in explaining to children just what goes on in the life of a farmer and his many animals. Finally, Tullyboy offers great value for money, is situated in one of Ireland's prettiest locations, and packed with honest visitor experience, what more could we ask for!
Tullyboy Farm is a family run real working visitor farm in a beautiful setting around a Georgian farmhouse and buildings with mature trees and lake views on the Roscommon and Leitrim border between Boyle and Carrick on Shannon and less that an hour from the Wild Atlantic Way. The attraction offers fun, educational and cultural activities for families, and all types of groups in a safe environment. There is a whole range of activities available, from miniature tractor barrel rides, straw dives for goodies, playground, lots of animals to get up close to and hand feed and cuddle, tractor trailer rides (if sufficient numbers permit), pony rides by lead rein (when available). Most of these are included in the day visit at no extra cost so it represents great value for money.Farmer Matt specialises in providing guided tours for groups especially School Tours which last 3 hours packed full of fun and education. We also run special events on long weekends including Easter egg hunts at Easter weekend and ram racing with teddy jockeys, tug-o-war games etc. over the bank holidays in the summer.