Our Farm

Goleen Harbour Farm produces organically grown fruit & vegetables along with Connemara Ponies & Sporthorse crosses. These form a symbiotic relationship with the horse manure being used in the gardens to grow the produce. We have a 90% closed nutrient cycle with organic fertilisers being bought in rarely to stimulate the production

Naturally grown organic vegetables that you’ll find in the best local eateries

The fresh and wholly organic vegetables that we grow right here on the Farm at Goleen are used by chefs at some of the finest local eateries, such as The Crookhaven Inn, O’Sullivans and Notages,  Heron’s Cove, and The Barley Cove Beachbar.

Our on-site farm shop selling our delicious homegrown produce

We also have a small farm shop, with an honesty box system, here on the farm so guests or local visitors can buy the freshest homegrown, organic vegetables, to cook up a storm. Trust us, there is no comparison between the flavours of our vegetables and the ones you will find in your local supermarket.

A wonderful little orchard producing the juiciest of apples!

Then there’s our little orchard, producing the juiciest and most flavoursome of apples. We started this orchard project back in 2015 and now, 7 years later, our trees are delivering on the fruits of our labour.

Our native Irish rare breed Connemara ponies and traditional Irish Sport Horses

Finally, as animal lovers, we adore our horses and Connemara ponies, and we have no doubt you will too. As you wander on your morning or evening stroll, you’ll see them enjoying their wonderful natural environment, which is conducive to having happy, healthy animals.

Bees on honeycomb

Our own natural Goleen Harbour honey, made by our happy bees

Here on the farm, we also produce Goleen Harbour Raw Honey and are working with commercial Bee-Keeper Mark Newham and his daughters, of Coolmore Bees.

Mark has many hives around Goleen and says they thrive in this area. One of the reasons, he believes, is that there is a natural antibiotic found in Fuchsia, which is in abundance here in West Cork.

As a result, Mark approached us about the idea of keeping bees on the farm, and our hives of the native Black bee (Apis Mellifera) have been a great addition both from an environmental and culinary perspective.

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  • I love taking a break in the cabins at Goleen Harbour. Matt, Melanie and all the team are excellent hosts, ensuring a stay in this stunning ecological sanctuary is always a magical experience. I first met Matt when he trained with Cultivate as a facilitator for our Community Powerdown course. After he delivered the 10 sessions to a group on the Sheep’s Head peninsula Matt co-founded a Local Producers Group with some of the participants. He is committed to local economic development and sustainability, which is evident in this world-class eco-tourism destination in Goleen, which Matt has designed to be as low carbon as possible. Whether you want to relax and wind down; get out and get active in nature; skill-up on one of the courses or treat yourself to a holistic treatment, Goleen Harbour is a place where you can experience it all.

    Davy Phillip Co-founder of Cultivate & The Village Cloughjordan