About the Orchard & Vineyard
In 1999 we started growing apples for a living in a rented orchard in North County Dublin, while living in a rented house nearby.
After years of looking out for a suitable plot of land, we finally managed in 2002 to get a nice south-facing field of good soil just outside the village of Lusk.
The first thing we did was plant a shelter-belt of hawthorn, alder, poplar and sycamore trees around the perimeter of the field, plant an orchard of young apple trees which I had raised myself, and plant a small vineyard of vines which I had raised over the previous 2 years.
We moved onto the site and lived in a mobile home while we raised our family and started to develop our little fruit farm. We moved into the mobile home with 2 kids; 5 years later by the time we had managed to build a house, we moved out of the mobile home with 4 kids!
We now grow a range of fruits and produce a selection of premium juices, ciders and vinegars, all made from Irish-grown fruits.
We sell our complete range of produce at our weekly farmers markets, and we also supply a number of shops, cafes and restaurants.
How and why we started our own orchard, growing apples, pears, grapes and even producing our own wine in Ireland