For many years the well known Cleire Goats farm, on the dramatically beautiful Cape Clear Island in West Cork, has welcomed visitors.
Set against the stunning backdrop of Roaring Water Bay and the West Cork coast line, Cleire Goats has a herd of 12 milking goats plus associated males and kids. Individual visitors are welcome to meet the goats at any time of year and organised groups are also catered for.
Cheese, ice-cream and sausages made from the herd are for sale most of the year, and always during the summer. The seasonal craft shop, Harpercraft, located at North Harbour, sells a variety of products from the farm and lovely gifts.
The farm now offers practical courses in goat husbandry designed for people with little or no experience of the goat to gain a basic understanding of the animal, its handling and management. The courses in goat husbandry are available all year and can be a part day, one day, two day or five day courses. The courses can be booked online.
Explore the island story in the heritage centre, go birdwatching, walking or even stay in a Yurt.