Goatsbridge Trout Farm Tours
Goatsbridge Trout Farm organises farm tours where visitors can learn about our traditional trout farming system, the art of smoking and processing, as well as the family history and the heritage behind our company.
You are also welcome to drop into our visitor center without booking, we would love to see you!
OPENING HOURS: MON-SATURDAY 9AM – 5.30PM, SUNDAY CLOSED
Goatsbridge Farm Tours
All tours by prior arrangement.
TAILORED TOURS AND GROUP BOOKINGS:
Different groups and tours that include schools or groups can be catered and tailored for – contact Goatsbridge to discuss.
Basic Tour and Light Lunch Tour – €20 per head:
Discover the family history, the traditional farming system, and the art of fish smoking followed by a light lunch containing a taste of Goatsbridge products. Minimum numbers 10 people, maximum 30.
Tour followed by full lunch menu, canapé and wine – €27.00 per head:
After much talking about the farm and heritage….the proof of the pudding is in the eating! You can taste Goatsbridge smoked trout, hot and cold, the pate and the caviar. Minimum numbers 10 people, maximum 30.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Please make your booking by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 086 818 8340 for more information.
Biodiversity at Goatsbridge
We recognise the important role that biodiversity plays in maintaining healthy ecosystems which support our fish and the wider environment. It is important to us that we not just undertake this work but to also let our visitors know the importance of the role of biodiversity in creating a great place for the sustainable growth of our trout.
Visitors are shown the areas around the farm that are left ‘wild’ and are not cut back. We believe by not cutting in these areas that this will increase wild flower diversity and plant growth and in turn will greatly add to the biodiversity of the farm site. Goatsbridge supports this plant and in turn insect growth by planting pollinator friendly flowers and installing ‘bug hotels’.
We have followed ‘The National Biodiversity Data Centre’, which documents Ireland’s wildlife, advice on which plants and flowers are best for attracting bees and insects. A range of plants to follow the season from early March to September has been selected. These include bluebell, honeysuckle, thyme and lavender.