Cloontabonnive Farm

We are delighted to be taking part in Agroforestry Open Weekend 2023
Our farm

We, Ragna and Baptiste, run Cloontabonnive agroforest since 2012. The 11 ha farm was in poor condition when we initially took over. Since then we have put a tremendous effort into restoring the land and creating different habitats as well as protecting those already in existence. As a nature lover at heart and an agroforester by trade we have spent many years planting trees all over the farm to improve soil structure and increase the fertility of the land. Our first planting was in spring of 2013 when 5 acres were planted under the native woodland scheme with a variety of trees such as Alder, Oak, Hazel, Rowan, Scots Pine to name but a few. Since then we continue to plant groves, shelterbelts and hedgerows with specimen trees to create woodland copses and wildlife corridors connecting the different habitats on the farm.

Our agroforestry

Apart from the native trees planted we also incorporate flowering and fruiting trees and shrubs into the place. There are currently over 40 different species planted and more to come. Only this winter we planted two orchards as a trial , one is located within the native woodland and another one on the outside edge. As believers in the importance of diversity on farm we currently keep a small herd of cattle, a small flock of Sheep a variety of poultry as well as Bees and sometimes Pigs. Most of the animal produce is for the home. As different animals have different grazing patterns, the variety of animals play an important role in managing the land. Tres are also very important as they give shelter, firewood as well as fruit and nuts. We are hoping to increase the area planted in the coming years and continue to look for innovative ways to incorporate trees into the farming landscape.

Here are some photos of what we do:

Rowan in the woodland
View from the river
View from the tp of the hill towards the house and sheds
how to find us

Cloontabonnive agroforest



Co. Clare V95F3XD


agroforestry open weekend 2023

Over Agroforestry Open Weekend 2023 we will be open

Saturday 12 midday to 5 pm

Sunday 12 midday to 5 pm

please don’t just turn up/feel free to just turn up

Please contact us via our website

or by phone


to let us know that you are coming


Tea and coffee available


Plenty of parking available


Whether people can bring dogs

We are a working farm, so please leave your dogs at home to avoid problems, thank you for your understanding

disability access

We are not very Wheelchair accessible, sorry for any inconvenience

more information?

Phone 0831285449


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