Beal Farm could be any other farm in a marginalised rural community – North Kerry has long taken a backseat to the infamy of the rest of the county. Instead Kate has used the adversity to develop her philosophy and passion for all things organic, sustainable and community oriented.
At the core is Beal Organic Cheese – the award winning raw milk and pasturised cheese. In an effort to further fully utilise the potential of the farm Kate has continually invested in sustainable, value added ventures like Hemp farming to improve the soil, courses to train budding organic farmers as well as seasonable organic produce.
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Having lived in Beal for 30 years, I have seen much debate and political rhetoric over the Ballylongford land bank; none of which has brought any job creation to North Kerry. Some of the hair brained schemes were nonsensical and now with the local elections upon us,...read more
This article, written by Kate Carmody following the famous Dragon’s Den appearance, is featured on Gavin Duffy’s Blog We thought it best to add to our very own Blog…. When I was getting married in 1984, my mother June Feeny proudly presented me with a cheese press and...read more
I hope that through this blog that I can provide some food for thought that is not found in the mainstream media. It is very easy in a place like North Kerry, part of the Western Seaboard, perched on the edge of Europe, to feel like a lost voice in the wilderness of...read more