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Who Are Raw Milk Ireland?

Raw Milk Ireland is a coordinated effort of a number of farmers across Ireland, supported by members of the food community and consumers, who have come together to act with a single voice in relation to the promotion of raw milk as a traditional, natural foodstuff as well as to work together on regulatory issues and share knowledge on farming and milk production practices.

Crawford's Farm Raw Milk

Elisabeth Ryan is responsible for the co-ordination of communications for Raw Milk Ireland. 
Read a Q&A with Elisabeth on "That's Farming"

Farmers

Following a meeting in July 2017, the following farmers have coordinated their efforts under the umbrella of Raw Milk Ireland:

Dan & Anne Aherne Aherne's Organic Farm Middleton, Co. Cork
Darina & Tim Allen Ballymaloe Farm Shanagarry, Cork
Gerald Murphy Commons Farm Duncormick, Co Wexford
Sean Condon Condon's Farm Crecora, Co. Limerick
Bill & Marianne George Coolaknowle Co. Laois
Ann Marie Roberts Coolelan Dairies Kildare
Owen & Mimi Crawford Crawford’ Farm Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary
John Liston Dysert Farm Croom, Co. Limerick
Patrick & Anne Bradley For Gut Sake Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim
Bat Sheehan Sheehan's Farm Mallow, Cork
James Hannon Simply Milk Tuam Co. Galway
Siobhan Ni Ghairbhith St. Tola Goat's Milk Inagh, Co. Clare

Full contact details and stockists where applicable are available here.

The Origins of Raw Milk Ireland

Raw Milk Ireland was formed in In June 2011 by a group of farmers, food sellers, food organisations and consumers. We came together to speak to the government with a single voice in reaction to a proposed ban on the sale of raw milk in Ireland.

Since that time our voice was heard, and as of 2015, the government agreed to regulate rather than ban, and we were told that with the input of industry, guidelines for the production and  sale of raw drinking milk in Ireland would be created. As of August 2017, these guidelines have yet to come in to force, however we expect that early 2018 will see their introduction.

Read More about the campaign here

Supporting Organisations

Weston A Price Foundation
Eurotoques Ireland
ICSA (Irish Cattle & Sheep Farmers Association)
Sheridans Cheesemongers
Irish Food Writers Guild
McKenna Guides
Georgina Campbell - Ireland Guide
Slow Food Ireland

Raw Milk Ireland also has the support of a wide number of chefs, retailers, consumers, food critics and members of the wider food community.

If your business or organisation would like to get involved and provide support then please get in touch.