The Story of

The Story of Goatsbridge begins over 800 years ago back in 1180, when the Monks of Jerpoint Abbey near Thomastown, Co Kilkenny fished in the fast flowing waters of The Little Arrigle River in the heart of The Nore Valley. In 1961 this river gave life to the creation of our first fish ponds; running through our lands it now forms the heart of one of Irelands best known trout farms. In 1990 the second generation of our family continued to develop the farm and in 2010 a state of the art processing and  packaging facility was added to the farm to further ensure the quality of the trout produced on the farm.

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Today, husband and wife team Mag and Ger Kirwan are at the center of the Goatsbridge story. They live on the farm with their family and work together to carry on the proud tradition of purity and sustainability. Each daily catch comes directly from the crystal clear Irish waters of The Little Arrigle to your table. They have a passion for trout, which comes across in the quality of their product.

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Come and see Goatsbridge visitor center and shop, where you can sample and buy our products.   The center is located beside the trout ponds, where you will learn all about Goatsbridge Trout Farm, it’s herritage and business history.

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BOOKING A TOUR (Group tours only )

If you would like to book a farm tour with us, call us on
+353 (0)86 818 8340 or email us at

You are welcome to call into our visitors center without booking,
we would love to see you!

OPENING HOURS: MON-Friday  9AM – 5.30PM, Saturday and Sunday  CLOSED


 Tour Operator Ireland
Farm Tours of Ireland

The story of Goatsbridge was last modified: November 24th, 2018 by Mag Kirwan