We are the sole Irish agents for UK seed specialists; Bright Seeds
A range of our own carefully created seed mixes like John’s Delight Game Crop, Sunnyside Wildflower Meadow and a Wildbird cover crop mixed especially for the ACRES scheme are for sale in our online shop.
Our farm is now managed 100% for game and wildlife. Game cover crops such as John’s Delight and wildflower meadows like the ones below attract hundreds of rare and endangered species as well as game birds.
A few years ago, we decided to stop using rodenticides because of the presence of both long-eared owls and barn owls on the farm. We sealed up our stores better and use traps outside critical points when necessary and have not had any pest problems since, so our voluntary ban on rodenticide on the farm will remain.
The owls will do our pest control while also eating better and so produce more and healthier offspring.
Organic: We are looking at organic certification but in the meantime our ACRES Mix does not contain any seed dressings so a derogation for organic use can be got from the department. Call us for further information.
Delivery routes: While courier door to door delivery is included in our prices we also offer a cheaper and personal delivery on selected routes where I meet customers at various points along my set routes. Kerry/Limerick, Clare/Galway, Cavan/Monaghan, Mayo/Sligo and Ballyshannon Donegal, travelled regularly along with the east coast and all of the midlands. See updates on route dates here as the season goes on.
Cork Marts Roundabout Adoption
We have adopted the maintenance of the Cork Marts roundabout on the old Cork to Dublin road where we sowed both the Sunnyside Wildflower Meadow mix and the Native Species Perennial Pollinator Meadow mix.
This was sown in 4 distinct quarters or sections of the circle, with a pathway, in the shape of a cross, dividing each one. Keep an eye out as you pass by!
We were actively involved with Rathcormac Game and Wildlife Club in the creation of the Corrin Nature Reserve, and we also undertake many conservation projects in our local area.
We are at present trying to reintroduce the Grey Partridge by releasing some every year. This once common bird along with the Corncrake could be seen and heard in almost every parish in Ireland and we’re keen to see it thriving here in Rathcormac once again.