Lily. Patricia. Gwen. Hilda. Viola. Sweetheart. Go on, have a guess? Who are we talking about? We are talking about the Irish Moiled cows and heifers who you might meet at Helen and Christopher’s idyllic Lough Bishop House. Along with Irish Draught horses, Helen and Chris breed Irish Moiled cattle and, along with Jersey and Kerry cows, they are surely the most beautiful things munching in a field near to you.
That’s the thing about the Kellys: everything they do has an aesthetic edge, so the cows aren’t just gorgeous, they even have sweet, Edwardian-style names – a cow named Hilda! This is typical of Lough Bishop, a gorgeous place, and the ultimate Irish agri-tourismo. Lough Bishop is a true demonstration farm, for it demonstrates how farming can be a cultural and aesthetic practice, and how a farm can be an idyll, a place where time is brought back to agricultural time.
There’s nowhere like Lough Bishop, and the Kellys are outstanding ambassadors for Irish farming and Irish hospitality.