Farm fun for everyone
Eoin Ó Muircheartaigh, Ballydavid, Tralee, Co Kerry
Idea: Fun on the Farm
Stage: Business Plan complete
School: Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne
Eoin's idea centres on bringing tourists to his family's farm at Slea Head, Dingle, to show them a real farming experience.
He has identified 18 different visitor activities for adults and children. Adult activities include milking a cow, shearing a sheep, driving the tractor, setting or digging potatoes and dosing a sheep. Activities for children include feeding the lambs, rounding up the sheep with the dog and looking at new and old farm machinery.
The idea may seem simple, but the quality and level of detail in the plan is up there with the best I have seen. Eoin researched the market on the internet, visiting tourist offices and he even persuaded 1,500 tourists to complete a questionnaire to see what activities they would like and how much they would pay to visit the farm.