GLENILEN FARM

GUIDED TOURS

TAKE A 60 MIN GUIDED TOUR BY ALAN, VAL OR A MEMBER OF THE TEAM.

Hear the story around the early start up
days, observe production (mornings are
usually best), see how a milking machine
works, visit the kitchen garden, farm animals
(depending on the time of year) and hens.
Enjoy some yoghurt or scrummy cheesecake.
How much does it cost?

€60 fixed rate applies for groups of 1-12 persons
€5 charge per person for groups over 12 persons
Price includes one free Glenilen Farm product
Pre-booked Lunch available on request. Enjoy local ,and seasonal food from the farm.
50% deposit required for tours and/or lunch
Balance paid on day of tour.

Please note tours offered by appointment only and
are subject to availability, so be sure to book your trip
to West Cork soon!

Amenities

– Customer & coach parking available
– Wheelchair accessible toilets & lift access to viewing area
– Merchandise available to purchase

How do I book?

Please phone +353 (28) 31179 to make a booking,
alternatively send us an email to tours@glenilenfarm.com

what do i bring?

All visitors should prepare for the Irish elements. Wear
footwear for muddy conditions.

Where is the farm, and how long
does it take to get there?

Where is the farm, and how long
does it take to get there?
Glenilen Farm is approximately a 1 hour drive from
Cork City, 5 minutes north of Drimoleague village from
where you can follow the signposts – Eircode P47 V821.

Unguided Tours

You are welcome to pop in and observe production from the
viewing area any morning, just check in at reception first.

Parlour Café

Watch out on the Glenilen Farm Facebook page for opening
times of our summer pop up café, serving home baked
scones, cakes and desserts with Java barista coffee.

our

sustainability

initiatives

We can’t change the world,
but we can change our small corner…

At Glenilen Farm our team are dedicated
to clean, simple food bringing an authentic
farmhouse taste from our farm to your
table, with honesty and transparency.

Subconsciously we were brought up this way, it was
normal to practice sustainability and social responsibility,
and our mission is to carry them on, to value and hold
dear what’s good and what’s right. Like never before we
are conscious of depleting resources.

Our diverse sustainability projects are innovative
and exciting. Solar energy production, heat recovery
and rainwater harvesting are simple but effective.

WE PRODUCE
60,000 KWH OF
OUR OWN SOLAR
POWER ENERGY
PV Panels/Solar Panels

We recently installed 200 photovoltaic solar panels
turning daylight into free electricity, producing
60,000 kilowatt hours of energy from our roof and
reducing our carbon emissions by 26 tonnes each year.
We use 40 solar panels for heating the water we use
in the factory.

WE PROCESS
1.6 MILLION
LITRES OF MILK

FROM LOCAL FARMS
Raw Material Sourcing

We source all our milk from our own, and local farms,
processing 1.6 million litres annually. Our milk suppliers
are all members of the Bord Bia quality scheme, adhering
to strict animal welfare standards.

WE COLLECT
320,000 LITRES
OF RAINWATER
Rainwater Collection

We harvest and filter 320,000 litres of rainwater
from the roof of the factory. It is used for outdoor
washdown around the farmyard. The heat generated
from our refrigeration compressors is transferred to
the underfloor of our office area.

OUR LED LIGHTS USE
50% LESS
ELECTRICITY
Led Lights

We love nice bright lights, making yoghurt in the dark is not
a good idea. We have switched out all the old bulbs in the
factory to LEDs which are far more efficient and much
brighter. Now we are only using about 50% of the
electricity we used to use on lights.

OUR PIGS EAT UP
ALL OUR
FOOD WASTE
Food Waste

While making yoghurt there is always some waste, such as
end of line washdown or trial product, and of course some
whey from our cheese. We have our own pigs here on the
farm, meaning nothing goes to waste… They are better
than any compost bin!

OUR JARS & TUBS
CAN BE RECYCLED
& UPCYCLED
Packaging

Our glass jar yoghurts are recyclable and
up-cyclable and our cheesecakes tubs are made from
100% recycled water bottles. Our mission continues to
have the most sustainable packaging in our category.

WE ARE HOME TO
180,000 BEES
Biodiversity

In 2018 we invited Wild Work to advise us with on our
biodiversity conservation plan, improvements have been
made over the years, beginning with planting hedgerows
and trees, creating a wetland area to promote the flora
and fauna. We sowed a wild-flower garden, encouraging
pollinators like the Irish Solitary bee and placed 3 beehives
on our south-facing bank (home to as many as 60,000
bees in a hive). In 2019 we yielded 45 pots of delicious
organic honey.

Walkways

The Drimoleague Community Walkway which goes
through our farm along the Ilen river, visitors can splash
in the rock pools and bounce along the steppingstones
across the river. It is estimated that approximately 3000
people avail of the walkway every year.
We also reclaimed an old Astra turf hockey pitch from a
local school, providing us with an area perfect for a kick
around, and a safe place for kids to play during school
tours or visits.