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.
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.
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.
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Weston A Price Foundation
ICSA (Irish Cattle & Sheep Farmers Association)
Irish Food Writers Guild
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.