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How an eco-friendly Airbnb can complement a traditional farm

Visitors to Richard and Veronica Mannion’s solar-powered, geo-thermal holiday property in Mayo get to take scenic walks through the farm, feed lambs and watch shearing done by hand

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Veronica Mannion with son Richard Jnr, husband Richard and daughter Caroline on their farm in Devlin, Louisburgh, Co Mayo. Photo: Conor McKeown

Veronica Mannion with son Richard Jnr, husband Richard and daughter Caroline on their farm in Devlin, Louisburgh, Co Mayo. Photo: Conor McKeown

Richard and Veronica Mannion were surprised to find a market for their wool in Russia and the Middle East. Photo: Conor McKeown

Richard and Veronica Mannion were surprised to find a market for their wool in Russia and the Middle East. Photo: Conor McKeown

Veronica Mannion with her hens. Photo: Conor McKeown

Veronica Mannion with her hens. Photo: Conor McKeown

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Veronica Mannion with son Richard Jnr, husband Richard and daughter Caroline on their farm in Devlin, Louisburgh, Co Mayo. Photo: Conor McKeown

Veronica and Richard Mannion are welcoming visitors from all ends of the earth after opening an Airbnb on their farm.

The Mannions’ house, rental property and farm at Devlin North, Killadoon, are all powered by solar panels.


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